On 2/6/2022 at 8:18 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 4800 block of 370th Street. As a result of the investigation into the traffic stop, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph Edward Sierra II, age 30 of Emmetsburg, on the charges of Operating while Intoxicated-3rd Offense. Sierra II was also issued a written warning for the speeding violation. Sierra II was booked into the Palo Alto County Jail and held until his initial appearance before a magistrate judge.

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