Accident

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 4:36 a.m., a deputy with the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office observed damage to an electrical pole in the 600-block of South Cedar Avenue in Graettinger. A 2009 Dodge Ram pickup owned by Jonathan Naig (48) of Graettinger was located in the 100-block of South Cedar Avenue with substantial damage to the driver’s front side. Naig was not present at the scene or near the pickup when it was located. After investigation into the incident, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office charged Naig with failure to maintain control, a simple misdemeanor. Damage to Naig’s vehicle was estimated at $10,000. Damage to the pole was estimated at $7,959.

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