On Wednesday, February 8th, just after 1 am, the Marshall County Police Department responded to the scene of a single vehicle collision in the 18,000 block of 7B Road. County Police Officer Ryan Hollopeter was the investigating officer.
His report indicates that the driver of a silver 2004 Chevrolet Impala, 28 year old Matthew Weiss of Plymouth had collided with a utility pole and telephoned a friend to help him.
County Police located Lawmaster and Weiss and through their investigation determined that both Weiss and Lawmaster had been consuming alcohol prior to driving.
Both men were arrested and booked into the Marshall County Jail for Operating While Intoxicated and Failure to Stop After Accident Resulting in Property Damage.
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.