MugShot_Landon Dewitt 3-27-18On Monday, March 26, at approximately 10:30 at night, the Marshall County Sheriff`s Department received a call of an auto accident involving a semi, in the area of US 6 and State Road 106 (west), near Bremen.  County Officer Kerry Brouyette responded to the call and started investigating the auto accident.  It was found that a silver passenger car with extensive damage to the passenger side of the vehicle had fled the scene.

Officers responded to the area and attempted to locate the vehicle that left the scene. The Sheriff`s Department received a call from a citizen that a vehicle that had extensive damage was traveling west on US 30.  The Starke County Sheriff`s Department located the vehicle and made a traffic stop on the vehicle.

Marshall County Sergeant Les McFarland with the Sheriff’s Department went to the traffic stop location and spoke with the driver of the vehicle, identified as 19 year old Landon James DeWitt of Argos.

It was believed that DeWitt was impaired and Landon was taken to a hospital for a chemical test.  He was then arrested for Operating While Intoxicated and Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident.

Located on Landon were some prescription pills that he allegedly did not have a prescription for.

A case report will be completed and forwarded to the Marshall County Prosecutor`s Office for review and formal charges being filed.


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