On 08-21-16 at 9:05 am, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle in the ditch in the 3900 block of 370th Street. Upon arriving at the scene a 2008 Buick Lucerne was located in the ditch. The vehicle was registered to Christopher G. Stewart (26) of Emmetsburg. The investigation indicated that Mr. Stewart lost control of his 2008 Buick Lucerne and slid into the north ditch, colliding with a power pole and fence.
The driver was not on scene and consequently the Buick was towed. The driver, Christopher G. Stewart, was later located and was issued citations for failure to post proof of financial liability reference to an accident and operation of non registered vehicle.
Damage to the Buick was estimated at $4,300.00. Damage to the power pole was undeterminable and damage to the fence was estimated at $150.00.
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