On Tuesday, January 30, at approximately 11:30 in the evening Marshall County Police Department received a report of a single vehicle crash on Tamarack Road just south of 2C Road. When officers arrived on scene they found a white, 2001 Chevrolet van sitting in the roadway.
The van was heavily damaged, and no one was around it. As officers continued to investigate the incident they later locate the driver of the van, 40 year old Matthew Morris of Walkerton who was attempting to leave the area.
Through further investigation officers discovered that Morris had been drinking alcohol prior to the accident. He was taken for a certified test and fail and was lodged in the Marshall County Jail for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated with a prior and given a bond of $1,500.00
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.