MugShot_Gene McDonaldA traffic stop early Saturday morning ends with a South Bend man being arrested.

Just after 3 a.m. a deputy with the sheriff’s department was traveling west on U.S. 30 near State Road 331.  He clocked an east bound vehicle traveling at 105 m.p.h. He was able to catch up to the vehicle at State Road 19 and US 30 near Etna Green.

During the traffic stop it was discovered that 29 year old Gene C. McDonald of South Bend was driving the vehicle.    Probable cause was found that Mr. McDonald had been operating a vehicle while intoxicated.  At the Marshall County Jail he failed a certified chemical test and was lodged for Operating While Intoxicated.


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