On Friday, August 13, 2021, at 3:17 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 5200 block of 475th Street on a 1999 Ford Windstar driven by Michael King (59) of Palmer. During the traffic stop, it was determined that King had a suspended driver’s license. King was arrested and charged with driving while suspended and failure to provide proof of financial responsibility, which are both simple misdemeanors. King was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Jail and booked in to await his initial appearance before a magistrate.

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