On Friday February 12, 2016 at 10:23pm the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of 310th St. and 450th Ave. north of Emmetsburg.
A 2003 Ford Ranger, driven by Nathan Timothy Schiek (17) of Emmetsburg, IA, was lodged against a utility pole at this intersection. Schiek drove through the T-Intersection of 450th Ave and 310th St. and collided with a utility pole. The pole broke away from the ground and rested against the truck. Utility crews were paged and the pole was fixed. The truck sustained an estimated $3000 damage and the utility pole damage is estimated at $1000. There was a county road street sign damaged also and the estimated cost of repair is $100.
Schiek was determined to be under the influence of alcohol while driving and was placed under arrest for Operating While Intoxicated, a serious misdemeanor and was also cited for Failure to Maintain Control which is a simple misdemeanor. Schiek was released to the custody of his parent.