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POLICE DIVISION

PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT - CEDAR FALLS, IOWA

NARRATIVE REPORT

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INCIDENT NUMBER: 96-83155

CLASSIFICATION: HOMICIDE BY VEHICLE

SERIOUS INJURY BY VEHICLE

OWI 1ST

DATE OF THIS REPORT: 10-04-96

DATE OF ORIGINAL REPORT: 10-04-96

VICTIM'S NAME: State of Iowa

Juli Farrell

Tracy Rokes

Delonna Rokes

Kristina Hill

Tamara Kleinheksel

 

CONNECTING INCIDENTS: none

 

JUVENILE INVOLVED: YES [] NO [ x]

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On 10-04-96 around 2301 hours, I was on routine patrol in a marked patrol car and

head dispatch send several units to the intersection of Highway 58 and Greenhill Road

on report of 1050 PI accident. I continued normal patrol and heard one of the officers

on the scene advise dispatch that one of the driver's later identified as Tracy Rokes, was

possibly intoxicated and that officer Michael's would be following the ambulance to

Sartori Hospital.

 

I contacted Captain Lashbrook by radio and asked him if he wanted me to go to Sartori

to assist Officer Michael and was told that I should. I arrived at Sartori and went to the

Emergency Room desk and spoke with the attendant at the desk. While at the desk I

noticed a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from somewhere in the area but

was unable to tell where the odor was coming from.

 

I met with Officer Michael and was told that Rokes was in one of the treatment rooms. I

went to the room and saw Tracy Rokes and his wife, Delonna Rokes. Tracy was being

treated by a nurse and I saw that he had several laceration's on his face and a patch

with blood on it covering his left eye. Rokes appeared to be aware of what was going on

 

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and didn't have any problems answering questions that the nurse was asking. While

watching Rokes, I noticed that his right eye was very watery and blood shot and that

there was a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his person. I asked

Michael's if Roke's had been given a Preliminary Breath Test and he said that he didn't

have one with him. I asked Michael's to get the test instrument from my vehicle and he

returned with it.

 

Because of Rokes injuries, I felt that the standard sobriety tests should not be performed

and I asked Rokes if he would give me a preliminary breath test. Rokes agreed to the

test and it was given at 2341 hours. The results of the test indicated that the blood

alcohol level was just under 0.10. I used the PBT unit #3 for the test and had the unit in my

possession since 1430 hours. The machine was not used prior to the time Rokes took the test.

 

After Rokes took the test, I filled out the implied consent advisory form. Another Officer

had Rokes driver's license and it wasn't available to me. I asked Rokes for all the

information on the form and he gave it to me. Rokes didn't seem to be disoriented and

answered all my questions without hesitation.

 

I learned that the driver of the other vehicle was Juli Farrell and determined that she

was in treatment room number 3. I asked a nurse if they felt that Farrell was capable of

giving a breath test and I was told that I could go and check. I went to the treatment

room and saw that Farrell was being treated and that there was several tubes

connected to her. I could hear Farrell yelling that she was in pain and I didn't feel that

she was capable of giving a breath test.

 

I spoke with Doctor Robitaille, the attending emergency room doctor and asked if he

had observed any indications that Farrell had been drinking. Robitaille said that he had

not observed any signs of intoxication but that he had ordered a blood screen that was

to include alcohol. The blood was drawn by Medic Jim Cook at 2345 hours. I do no

know the results of the test since this was a medical draw not a legal.

 

I read Rokes the implied consent advisory and requested a specimen of his blood at 2343

hours. Rokes checked the consent box and signed the form in the proper location. I was

called out from the hospital by Captain Lashbrook and officer Michaels remained at the

hospital and witnessed the withdraw of blood from Rokes.

 

At one point when Rokes was talking he said that he didn't know what had happened

because his wife's mother was in the hospital and he was consoling her prior to the

accident.

 

While at Sartori I learned the following information:

 

Dr. Robitaille was the attending physician.

 

Tracy Rokes, Delonna Rokes, and Tamara Kleinheksel were transported to Sartori

Hospital by Sartori Hospital Ambulance #532. The driver of the Ambulance was Sharon

Ubenn and the attending medics were Jeff bond and Kurt Graven.

 

Juli Farrell was transported by Sartori Ambulance #536 to Sartori Hospital by Jim Cook and Jay Willshaw.

 

Kristina Hill was transported by Sartori Ambulance #537 to Covenant Hospital by Medics Kellogg and Mike Brown.

 

At Sartori the Rokes were attended by RN Marti Lamb in treatment room #5. This is

the same room where I performed the preliminary breath test and the implied consent

advisory.

 

Tamara Kleinheksel was attended by RN Mary Ventullo.

 

Juli Farrell was attended by RN Carol Eastman.

 

End of report.

 

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REPORTING OFFICER: Robert B. Anderson (AA78)

REVIEWING SUPERVISOR'S NAME: Lashbrook (signed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE DIVISION

 

PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT - CEDAR FALLS, IOWA

 

NARRATIVE REPORT

 

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INCIDENT NUMBER: 96-83155

 

CLASSIFICATION: 10-50F MV/MV

Vehicular Homicide

OWI 1ST

 

DATE OF THIS REPORT: 10-05-96

 

DATE OF ORIGINAL REPORT: 10-04-96

 

VICTIM'S NAME: Juli Farrell l

 

CONNECTING INCIDENTS: none

 

JUVENILE INVOLVED: YES [x] NO [ ]

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On 10-04-96 around 2150 hours, I positioned my patrol car at the intersection of Highway

58 and Greenhill road. I pared on the grassy area on the southwest corner of the

intersection and had a clear view of the traffic lights for both 58 and Greenhill and

South Main and Greenhill.

 

At 2201 hours as noted by the car clock, which had been confirmed with dispatch time,

the lights at 58 and Greenhill changed to flash. The lights were flashing red for

Greenhill road and flashing yellow for Highway 58. When the lights changed, the lights

for Greenhill were red. They changed to Green and and went to yellow, red, and then flashing red.

 

End of supplement.

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REPORTING OFFICER: Robert B. Anderson (AA78)

REVIEWING SUPERVISOR'S NAME: Lashbrook (signed)

 

POLICE DIVISION

 

PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT - CEDAR FALLS, IOWA

 

NARRATIVE REPORT

 

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INCIDENT NUMBER: 96-83155

 

CLASSIFICATION: 10-50F MV/MV

Vehicular Homicide

OWI 1ST

 

DATE OF THIS REPORT: 10-07-96

 

DATE OF ORIGINAL REPORT: 10-04-96

 

VICTIM'S NAME: Juli Farrell l

 

CONNECTING INCIDENTS: none

 

JUVENILE INVOLVED: YES [x] NO [ ]

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On 100796 around 1600 hours, I made contact with Tracey Braun y phone to her

residence. I asked Tracey if she and her husband Scott would be willing to come to the

station and give statements. Tracey agreed and they arrived at the station around 1800

and give statements. Tracey agreed and they arrived at the station around 1800

hours. I took Statements from both and they are attached to the case. I also made

contact with Craig and Connie Young and they also agreed to give statements and they

are included in the case. The Youngs and The Braun's were at Brooster's with Rokes

from about 2000 to just prior to the accident.

 

Around 2005 hours, I called Iowa City Hospital and spoke with Nurse Thelma Hearns in

the Intensive Care Unit. Hearns said that Tamara Kleinheksel was still listed in critical

condition, but she could not give me any more information or long term prognosis.

 

Around 2005 hours, Tracy Rokes came to the Police Department and I informed him

that the result of the Blood Test was 0.120 Blood Alcohol Level. I completed section D.

information. I gave Rokes the bottom half of the driver's copy and the application for a temporary license. Rokes surrendered his driver's license to me and I will forward it to

the Department of Transportation. End of supplement.

 

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REPORTING OFFICER: Robert B. Anderson (AA78)

REVIEWING SUPERVISOR'S NAME: Lashbrook (signed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE DIVISION

 

PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT - CEDAR FALLS, IOWA

 

NARRATIVE REPORT

 

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INCIDENT NUMBER: 96-83155

 

CLASSIFICATION: 10-50F MV/MV

Vehicular Homicide

OWI 1ST

 

DATE OF THIS REPORT: 10-05-96

 

DATE OF ORIGINAL REPORT: 10-04-96

 

VICTIM'S NAME: Juli Farrell l

 

CONNECTING INCIDENTS: none

 

JUVENILE INVOLVED: YES [x] NO [ ]

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On 100596 Sgt. Wilson contacted Laverne Junker in reference to the traffic light

sequence at the intersection of Highway 58 and Greenhill road. Junker came down to

the station and I spoke with him since Sgt. Wilson was involved in a statement.

 

Junker said that the lights are timed to go to flash at 2200 hours and will reset to

normal at 0630 hours. Junker also said that the lights will change only after a complete

cycle. If the light for Greenhill Road is red, it will not go to flash until it goes from

green to yellow to red then flash. End of supplement.

 

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REPORTING OFFICER: Robert B. Anderson (AA78)

REVIEWING SUPERVISOR'S NAME: Lashbrook (signed)

updated 12/19/13