On 11-16-17 at 7:00am, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a utility pole in the 4800-blk of 380 St, Emmetsburg was damaged and apparently struck by a vehicle.
After an investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined on November 15, 2017 at 11:00 pm, a 2010 Ford F150 driven by Benjamin J. Halverson age 35 of Cylinder, was east bound in the 4800-Blk of 380 St. Halverson lost control of the Ford and entered the south ditch and collided with a field driveway, going airborne and colliding with a utility pole owned by Mid American Energy Co.
The Ford was totaled in the accident. Damage to the utility pole was estimated at $ 4000.00 and no injuries were reported.
Benjamin Halverson was cited for Driving while Revoked, Failure to Report an Accident, Failure to Maintain Control and Operation of Non Registered Vehicle
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