On Sunday, October 09, 2016 at 1:50 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 2300 block of 7th Street, Emmetsburg, on a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Tyler Kliegl (26) of Emmetsburg. During the traffic stop, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated Kliegl for possibly operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Following the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kliegl for OWI 1st offense, which is a serious misdemeanor. Kliegl was also cited for failure to obey a stop sign, which is a simple misdemeanor. Kliegl was booked into the Palo Alto County Jail to await his initial appearance before a magistrate.
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