A Fort Wayne man is behind bars after being stopped by County Police Officers Sunday morning, February 25th after he was clocked at 89 MPH in a posted 50 MPH speed zone and ran the red light at US 30 and Pioneer Drive.
County Police were alerted to an unsafe driver who was speeding in a small white passenger can traveling east on US 30. Officers Wozniak and Brouyette were able to stop the vehicle.
The driver, 37 year old Kenneth J. Simmons was found to be under the influence of alcohol. Simmons refused to exit the vehicle and rolled his window back up. He put the vehicle in drive, at which point officers were forced to break his driver window to keep him from leaving the scene.
Simmons was taken into custody and a certified blood alcohol test was completed, showing him to be over two times the legal limit of alcohol. He was transported to the jail and booked for operating a vehicle with a BAC of .15 or more, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, reckless driving and resisting law enforcement.
Marshall County Police were assisted by Plymouth Police and EMS.
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.