*A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Willamina J. Koromo, 1914 16th Street, Des Moines, and Michael A. Graham, 1609 S. 15th Street Adel, were both eastbound in the 25000 block of Highway 6. Graham had just passed Koromo and then hit several deer that entered the roadway. Graham then went back to the right lane of the highway and was struck from behind by Koromo. Each vehicle sustained approximately $3,000 damage. There were no injuries.
A 15-year-old from Adel was cited for minor using tobacco.
Matthew Cullen Sammler, age 38, 1409 S. 15th Street, Adel, was arrested for driving under suspension, failure to prove insurance, and operation without registration.
A car struck a school bus at the A-D-M High School. Cole T. McMahon, 614 Chestnut St., Minburn, slid into the bus due to icy conditions. The bus was operated by Steven J. Nichols, 1010 Prairie Street, Adel. No injuries were sustained. Damage to the bus is estimated at $500. McMahon’s vehicle sustained approximately $300 damage.