Saturday evening, September 23, at 9:14 PM, Officer Wozniak initiated a traffic stop on a blue 2003 Ford Windstar in the area of Walnut and Main Streets in LaPaz.
The driver of the vehicle, 56 year old Douglas R. Spencer was found to be operating a vehicle after a lifetime suspension of his driver`s license. He was also operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Spencer refused a certified test and was taken to Plymouth Hospital. A search warrant affidavit was completed and a judge’s signature was obtained and the certified test showed Spencer`salcohol content to be over four times the legal limit.
Douglas Spencer was taken to the Marshall County Jail and booked in for Operating While Intoxicated Engendering a Person and Operating after a Lifetime Suspension. He was held on a $3,000 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.