On 2/22/2019 at 9:54 p.m., The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 3100 block of 460th Avenue. As a result of the traffic stop and subsequent investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shawn Matthew Schany, age 52 of Graettinger, on the charges of Operating while under the Influence (O.W.I.)-1st Offense. Schany was also issued a warning citation for the traffic violation. Schany was booked into the Palo Alto County Jail and held until his initial appearance before a magistrate judge.
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