MugShot_Travis Weist (1)On Sunday, May 6th, about 12:30 in the morning, officers with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the area of U.S. 6 and Pine Road for a property damage accident. When officers arrived on scene they observed a vehicle that was off the roadway on the north side of the road and fully engulfed in flames.

Officers checked the vehicle and no occupants were in the vehicle. Officers discovered that the driver, Travis J. Weist had gotten out of the vehicle as the only occupant and was at a residence.

Weist was checked for injuries by Walkerton EMS and no injuries were sustained.   He was then put through the standardized field sobriety testing and was found to be intoxicated.

Travis Weist was transported to the hospital for a certified test which confirmed he was twice the legal limit.   Weist was booked into the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department for Operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of .15% or higher and held on a $1,500 cash bond.


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