Early Friday morning, August 26, at approximately 12:30 an officer with the Marshall County Police Department conducted a traffic stop on US 31 near US 30. During the investigation it was determine the driver, 30 year old Frank Gonzales of South Bend was impaired. Gonzales was transported for a certified test and later lodged in the Marshall County Jail for Possession of Cocaine 10 grams or more, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated on a Controlled Substance, and False Informing.
The passenger, 30 year old Joshua Johnson also of South Bend was lodged in the Marshall County Jail for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.
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.