On 8/8/2022 at 5:16 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 4700 block of 460th Avenue. This vehicle was traveling at 88 mph in a 55 mph zone. As a result of the traffic stop and subsequent investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Charles Barry Nicolls, age 45 of Algona, on the charges of OWI-2nd Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor and Speed. Following his arrest, Nicolls was placed in jail to await his initial appearance before a judge.
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