On Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 at 2:59 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle in the ditch in the 2900 block of 420th Ave. Upon investigation, it was determined that Shaheed Bell (20) of Fort Dodge, Ia had lost control of a 2016 Jeep Cherokee and slid into the west ditch. No damage was reported on the vehicle. During the investigation, it was determined that Bell had a suspended driver’s license and he was subsequently arrested and released with a court date for Driving while Under Suspension, a simple misdemeanor.
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