Modern Life Is War responded to the news via Facebook:
The incident began Saturday night when Oleson, who was driving alongside a marked patrol car on Center Street, “basically flipped off the officer,” said Marshalltown police Sgt. Melinda Ruopp.
The officer ignored the gesture, but Oleson stayed next to the patrol car and tried to run it off the road, Ruopp said.
“It was like he wanted our attention,” Ruopp said, “so he got it.”
Oleson has been charged with alluding criminal mischief in the second degree, aggravated assault and OWI (operating while intoxicated) first offense. It's obviously still very early in this story, and we'll keep you posted on any new or changing developments.
Some of you may have heard news today regarding a member of our band today. Bottom line is that he is our friend first and foremost and we will support him. Our upcoming shows will happen as planned unless you hear otherwise from us.