On Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at 12:38 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a complaint of a vehicle in the ditch in the 4100 block of 280th Street. Following the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined that Matthew Shryock (50), of Graettinger, was driving his 2012 Mini Cooper eastbound in the 4100 block of 280th Street. Shryock lost control of his vehicle and it entered the north ditch. Once entering the north ditch, Shryock’s vehicle became stuck in the snow. There were no injuries reported in the accident. Shryock’s vehicle sustained an estimated $2,500.00 damage due to the accident. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office cited Matthew Shryock with failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle, which is a simple misdemeanor.
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