A Fort Wayne man is in the Marshall County Jail following a traffic stop Sunday morning on US 30 at Iris Road.
About 7:45, Officer Les McFarland stopped a vehicle for exceeding the posted speed limit, clocking him at 103 mph. The driver, 28 year old Zachary Payton was believed to be intoxicated. After being transported to the hospital for a chemical test, Mr. Payton was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated on a controlled substance and booked into the Marshall County Jail on a $1,500 cash bond.
Listeners and readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable cause is merely an allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. They are presumed innocent throughout the proceedings and are entitled to be represented by counsel and entitled to a trial by jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.