A LaPorte man was arrested on Saturday, May 18th after a Marshall County Police Officer conducted a traffic stop just after 11 PM at North Michigan Road and 2C Road.
Officer Wozniak stopped a gold 2005 Pontiac passenger car and found the driver, 42 year old Ian W. Marshall to be operating without ever receiving a driver`s license and to be under the influence of alcohol. Marshall was found to be over two times the legal limit of alcohol and lodged in the Marshall County Jail for operating a vehicle with a BAC of .15 or more, operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering and operating a vehicle without ever receiving a driver`s license with a prior charge.
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.