A Plymouth man is in the Marshall County Jail after he decided to speed away after County Police Officer Wozniak attempted a traffic stop.
On Saturday, February 17th, just before a AM Officer Wozniak witnessed a vehicle traveling 97 MPH on US 30 near Gumwood Road. The officer attempted to catch up, but the suspect vehicle picked up speed. The officer had to travel in excess of 125 MPH to catch up to the vehicle just east of King Road. The vehicle then turned south onto King Road and the officer attempted to stop the vehicle just north of Marshall County Highway Department, but the vehicle did not stop immediately.
The officer utilized the siren and was able to get the vehicle to stop south of County Highway Department.
The driver of the vehicle, 29 year old Kyle A. Wickens of Plymouth had a strong odor of alcohol from his breath but he refused field sobriety testing.
Wickens was taken to the Plymouth Hospital for a certified blood test that showed him to be almost 4 times the legal limit of alcohol. He was lodged in the Marshall County Jail for Operating a Vehicle with a BAC of .15 or more, Operating a vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering, Reckless Driving and Operating a vehicle Without ever receiving a driver`s License and held on a $1,500 cash bond.
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