On Sunday, September 11, at approximately 8:30 in the morning, Officer Les McFarland with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department was on routine patrol when he observed a vehicle traveling 88 mph in a 60 mph zone on US 31 at 14C Road.
During the traffic stop, it was suspected that the driver, 23 year old Thomas A. Lizzi of Bremen was intoxicated.
Mr. Lizzi was transported to St. Joseph Regional Hospital for a chemical test and then to the Marshall County Jail where he was booked in for Operating While Intoxicated. This bond was set a $1,500.0 0 cash.
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.