OWI Arrest

On 6/4/2017 at 6:05 p.m., The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 4400 block of 580th Avenue. As a result of the investigation into the stop, The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joel L. Schmidt, age 48 of West Bend, on the charges of Operating while Intoxicated (OWI 1st Offense-Serious Misdemeanor) and Speeding. Schmidt was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail, without incident, where he was held until his initial appearance before a magistrate judge.

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