On December 1, 2020, at 2:25 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Timothy James Ludwig (52) of Terril, IA. for operating while intoxicated 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor, failure to maintain control, a simple misdemeanor, and failure to use or maintain safety belts, a simple misdemeanor. The charges stemmed from a traffic accident which occurred on October 25, 2020 near Graettinger. Ludwig turned himself in on the charges and was released with a court date to appear in front of a judge at a later time.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.