Audubon man sets traffic ticket on fire


June 21st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon County Sheriff’s Department reports an Audubon man was arrested over the weekend after setting a traffic ticket on fire. 47-year old Wallace Rhino Abildtrup was arrested Saturday night on a charge of Disorderly Conduct.

His arrest followed a traffic stop on Market Street in Audubon, when Abildtrup allegedly became belligerent, and several times refused to sign a traffic ticket before setting the ticket on fire. He was brought to the Audubon County Jail and later released after appearing in front of a magistrate.

And, an Atlantic man was arrested Sunday night on OWI and other charges. Sheriff’s officials say 24-year old Robert Dale Hackwell was charged with OWI 3rd offense, Careless Driving, and numerous other traffic violations, after he was pulled over in Gray. Hackwell was brought to the Audubon County Jail, posted bond, and was later released. His preliminary hearing was set for June 30th.