ALTURA, Minn. – Police cited an Elba man who had been reported waving for help beside his car in a ditch. This was about 3:30 a.m. west of Altura on County Road 26 just off County Road 248. Deputies had been called by a passing driver who said the man waving for help appeared intoxicated. When deputies arrived, the vehicle was being towed out. Then two men in another vehicle arrived. The passenger matched the description of the driver whose vehicle had been in the ditch, although, deputies said, he denied it. Deputies were convinced, however, that he been boozing and cited him as a minor consuming alcohol.