On 07/25/2021 at 6:50 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a moped in the 3600 block of 360th St. (HWY 18). As a result of the traffic stop the driver of the moped, Lori Miller (45) of Emmetsburg, was placed under arrest and charged with operating without a valid driver’s license, fraudulent use of registration, no proof of insurance, failure to display a moped safety flag, and improper operation of a low speed vehicle, all of which are simple misdemeanors. Lori also had an active warrant for her arrest through Palo Alto County for contempt of court failure to appear for a probation revocation hearing, and the warrant carried a $1500.00 cash only bond. Lori was placed under arrest and transported without incident to the Palo Alto County Jail and booked in to await her initial appearance before a judge.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.