On Wednesday February 1, 2017 at 1:13am a Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a report of a unknown female knocking at the door of a residence north of West Bend. The deputy arrived on scene to find a Maroon 2001 PT Cruiser stuck in a ditch in the 5700 block of 440th St. The driver, Samantha Ann Olson (40) of West Bend, was on scene as well. Olson’s sobriety was tested and it was believed that Olson was impaired. Olson was placed under arrest and transported to the Palo Alto County Jail. Olson was booked into jail and charged with OWI 1st offense which is a serious misdemeanor. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office.
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