Police Dept initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on US 31 near 12th Rd. During the
course of the stop it was determined that the driver, Ryan Howard, 38, of Monticello was impaired. He was
later lodged into the Marshall Co. Jail for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated
Endangering a Person, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Controlled Substance,
Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of
Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia.
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.