On 6/9/2021, at 5:13 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle accident in the 2100 block of 19th Street in Emmetsburg. It was determined a 2010 Dodge Ram operated by Tamara Liester (54) of Ruthven, IA. was backing up in the 2100 block of 19th Street. A 2021 Ford F-150 owned by the City of Emmetsburg Police Department was parked behind the Dodge pickup investigating another vehicle accident. Liester did not see the City of Emmetsburg Police Department vehicle and backed into it.
Damage to the City of Emmetsburg vehicle was estimated at $2,000. Damage to the Liester vehicle was estimated at $100. No injuries were reported. Liester was issued a citation for unsafe backing, a simple misdemeanor.
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