On Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 04:52 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a vehicle stuck in the snow on the roadway in the 4000 block of 340th Street. Upon arrival, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s made contact with Kristy Mogollon (19), of Estherville and Dakota Alsbury (18), of Wahpeton. Mogollon was driving her vehicle, a 2008 Jeep Patriot, westbound in the 4000 block of 340th Street and got stuck in a snow drift in the middle of the roadway. While assisting, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated Alsbury for possessing alcohol under the legal age. Following the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office cited Dakota Alsbury for possession of alcohol under the legal age, which is a simple misdemeanor.
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