Ryan HowardOn Saturday January 21, 2017 at approximately 9:39 p.m. an officer with the Marshall Co.

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.