On Friday, August 05, 2016, at 1:54 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 5500 block of 390th Street on a black 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by Brock Banken, 29, of Mason City. During the traffic stop, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated Banken for possibly operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Following the investigation, Banken was arrested for OWI-1st Offense= Serious Misdemeanor. Banken was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Jail and booked in to await his initial appearance before a magistrate.
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