On Sunday, December 09, 2018 at 03:18, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop, in the 1100 block of Broadway Street, on a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by Thomas Ginger, of Primghar, after witnessing the vehicle drive through the front yard of 3804 460th Avenue. During the traffic stop, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated Ginger for operating the motor vehicle while intoxicated. Following the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ginger, charging him with OWI 2nd Offense= Aggravated Misdemeanor; Possession of Controlled Substance= Serious Misdemeanor; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia= Simple Misdemeanor; and Introducing Drugs into a Detention Facility= Class D Felony. Ginger was booked into the Palo Alto County Jail to await his initial appearance before a magistrate.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.