On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 1:20 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the 4700 block of 370th Street, on a 1996 Mercury Cougar driven by April Hawn (32) of Milford. During the traffic stop, it was discovered the Hawn was driving with a barred operators license. Hawn was then arrested for driving while barred, which is an aggravated misdemeanor. Hawn was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office to await her initial appearance in front of a judge.

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