Albert City man charged with OWI after accident

An Albert City man was charged with an OWI last Thursday night after running into the back of another car in a construction area on Highway 71 at the 3800-mile marker.

A 2003 Honda Odyssey, driven by Richard John Jensen, 59, of Albert City, rear-ended a 2007 Dodge Durango driven by Robert Gray, 35, of Cherokee after Gray stopped at a red light in an area under construction.

After an investigation, police learned Jensen was under the influence of alcohol at the time and was arrested and transported to the Clay County Jail.

Jensen was charged with  operating while intoxicated and failure to stop at a safe assured distance.

$7,000 worth of damage was estimated to Gray’s Dodge Durango and $6,000 of damage was estimated to Jensen’s Odyssey.

No injuries were reported.