On 01/23/2022 at 10:02 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a utility pole owned by the city of Graettinger, that had been struck. Upon investigation it was determined that on 01/20/2022 at 11:50 a.m. a light gray 2008 Lexus RX350 registered to Marc David Benedict of Terril and driven by a 17 year old male juvenile was travelling east on W Lost Island Street. The 17 year old male juvenile would loss control of the Lexus as he approached the intersection of W Lost Island Street and S Jackson Avenue.

Damage to the utility pole is estimated at $1,300.00. Damage to the Lexus is estimated at $5,000.00. No injuries were reported. The 17 year old male juvenile was issued a citation for Failure to Maintain Control.

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