Officer Matt Geifer stopped the vehicle at State Road 331 and 11th Road for traveling at 85 mph in a posted 55 mph speed zone. The driver, 21year old Michael Carver had been drinking and took a field sobriety test and a certified breath test which showed he was above the legal limit of .08%. Bourbon Police also found a small bag of a green leafy substance that tested positive for marijuana.
Carver was transported to the Marshall County Jail and booked in for Possession of Marijuana and Operating a vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person. He was held on a $1,500 cash bond that was paid about 8 p.m. Saturday and he was released with a May 23rd court date in Marshall Superior Court II.
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