OWI and Drug Paraphernalia Arrest

On 05-29-16 at 5:32 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was notified about a vehicle in the ditch in the 2800 block of 560th Av. in Independence Township. Following an investigation into the incident, Jason Thomas Benge of Rolfe, Ia was arrested. Benge was charged with OWI 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor; failure to maintain control, a simple misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Benge was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail where he was placed in jail to await his appearance before the judge.