On Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 12:06 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 2700 block of 450th Avenue on a 2005 Ford F250 driven by Joel Jacobson (52) of Graettinger. During the traffic stop, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated Jacobson for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Following the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jacobson, charging him with OWI 1st Offense= serious misdemeanor; speeding= simple misdemeanor and driving on the wrong side of the roadway= simple misdemeanor. Jacobson was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail, without incident, and booked in to await his initial appearance before a magistrate.
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