On Monday, May 28, 2018, at 01:58 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 4400 block of Highway 18, on a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by Thomas Letien (23), of Dickens. During the traffic stop, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated Letien for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Following the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Letien for OWI 1st Offense= serious misdemeanor, driving while suspended= simple misdemeanor, and open container= simple misdemeanor. Letien was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Jail and booked in to await his initial appearance before a magistrate.
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