Driving While Barred

On 10/22/22 at 1:02 AM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 1200 block of Gowrie Street in Ruthven. Following an investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kevin Charles Hinkel (39) of Bode, on charges of Driving While Barred, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, Violation of a Restricted License, Fail to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle, Operation without Registration Card or Plate, and Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability, all Simple Misdemeanors. Following his arrest, Hinkel was placed in jail to await his intial apperance in front of a judge.

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