On 11/09/2017 at 4:59 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle in the ditch located near the intersection of 370th Avenue and 320th Street. As a result of the investigation, it was determined that a vehicle owned by Jarad Alan Johnson of Graettinger was being operated by a male juvenile at the time of the accident. The Johnson vehicle was traveling south in the 3100 block of 370th Avenue and approaching the intersection of 320th Street. The male juvenile failed to negotiate the right hand turn onto 320th Street and lost control of the Johnson vehicle. The Johnson vehicle ended up in the south ditch of 320th Street. The male juvenile was uninjured. The Johnson vehicle suffered minor damage. The male juvenile was issued citations for Failure to maintain control and Violation of Conditions of Minor’s School License.
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