On Sunday, April 22nd, just before 5 a.m. officers with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the area of 13th Road and Olive Trail for a vehicle accident at a residence. When Officers arrived on scene they observed a vehicle that had collided with a house causing damage.
Officers immediately spoke to witnesses who informed them that they witnessed 20 year old Tyler Thomas of Plymouth drive a truck in the area, turn around at the intersection, stage a burnout and then lose control of the pickup truck he was driving. The truck travelled through the property of the victim and collided with the residence.
Officers speaking with Thomas said he appeared to be intoxicated. They conducted Standardized Field Sobriety Testing which Thomas failed all tests and was offered a preliminary breathalyzer test.
He was transported to the hospital for a certified test and results indicated he was twice the legal limit.
Tyler Thomas was then transported to Marshall County
Jail where he was lodged for Operating a vehicle with a BAC of .15 or more and held on a $1500 cash bond.
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.