On November 26, 2016 at 12:14pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated two vehicle accident at the intersection of 280th St and Highway 4, just north of Graettinger.
A 1996 Lincoln Towncar, driven by Brent Graettinger age 32 of Graettinger, was traveling west on 280th St approaching a stop sign at Highway 4. Graettinger stopped at the stop sign and then proceeded across Highway 4, colliding with a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Joshua Claussen age 32 of Graettinger.
All occupants were checked out by Graettinger Ambulance crew and released.
Damages to the Lincoln were estimated at $7500 and $5000 to the Pontiac.
Graettinger was issued a citation for failure to obey a stop sign. Claussen was arrest for driving while barred and transported to the Palo Alto County Jail awaiting a intial appearance before a judge.
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