On Saturday December 3, 2016 at 6:50pm the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a Dodge Ram truck on fire at the intersection of 340th St. and 490th Ave. The Emmetsburg Fire Department arrived on scene and extinguished the fire. The Sheriff’s Office interviewed witnesses and it was determined the fire was caused by the 2001 Dodge Ram driven by Ashley Kay Moore (24) and a 1999 Chevy K1500 driven by Taylor Austin Gile (19) both of Emmetsburg, engaged in a tug of war between the two trucks until the Dodge Ram started on fire.
Both Giles and Moore were cited for Careless Driving, a simple Misdemeanor. Moore was arrested for Violation of a Protective Order and was booked into the Palo Alto County Jail to await her appearance before a judge.
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