On Monday, May 15th, about 3:45 in the morning, Marshall County Police Officer Wozniak initiated a traffic stop on a blue 2005 Dodge Magnum in the area of US 30 and Michigan Street. Throughout the investigation, the driver, 62 year old John J. Hatzfeld of Plainfield, IL, was determined to be under the influence of alcohol. He was offered a certified test and tested over two times the legal limit of alcohol.
John Hatzfeld was taken to the Marshall County Jail and processed for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Endangering and Operating with a BAC of .15% or more. He was held on a $4,500 cash bond.
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.