O.W.I. 1st Offense

On September 29, 2022, at 7:58 PM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the 3500 block of 420th avenue, on a 2002 GMC Sonoma registered and operated by Andrew Merle Hampson (54) of Graettinger. Following an investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Hampson on charges of O.W.I. 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor and Driving on the Wrong Side of a Highway, a Simple Misdemeanor. Following his arrest, Hampson was placed in jail to await his initial appearance before a judge.


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