On 10/24/2016 at 12:08 a.m., The Palo Alto County Communications received a 911 phone call regarding a vehicle that was being operated by a suspected intoxicated or impaired driver. As a result of that phone call, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 5100 block of 460th Avenue. Upon an investigation into the traffic stop, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Annette Marie Loerch, age 31 of Fort Dodge, for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated/impaired, 3rd Offense (Class D Felony). Loerch was also charged with operating without a valid driver’s license and open container.
Loerch was booked into the Palo Alto County Jail and held until her initial appearance before a magistrate judge.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.