On 5/22/2020 at 12:57 A.M., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 5000 block of 460th Street. As a result of an investigation into the traffic stop, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Randy Dean Meyer, age 32 of Whittemore, for Operating while Intoxicated-1st Offense (serious misdemeanor) and open container-driver. Meyer was also given a warning citation for failure to use headlights when required. Meyer was transported to and booked into the Palo Alto County Jail until his initial appearance before a magistrate judge.
Subsequently, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office cited and released Cole Michael Denker, age 18 of Lone Rock, on the charge of Possession of Alcohol by an underage person, a simple misdemeanor. Denker was a passenger in the Meyer vehicle.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.