October 14, at approximately 9:45PM Officer Brouyette initiated a traffic stop in the 17,000 block of US31 on a Red 2016 Kia “Soul” SUV for a moving traffic violation.
During the investigation it was learned that the driver, 48 year old Curtis Nipper of South Bend was operating a vehicle while never receiving a driver’s license. Mr. Nipper was transported and lodged into the Marshall County Jail on preliminary charge of: Operator
Never Licensed with a $250 cash bond. Mr. Nipper also received a traffic violation infraction.
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.