MugShot_john popi 11-09-19On Saturday, November 9th, around 2:00 a.m. Officer Ayala with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department initiated a traffic stop in the area of Michigan Road and 5A Road.

29 year old John Popi of Plymouth was found to be driving the vehicle. Officer Ayala offered Popi the opportunity to perform Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.

Following the testing, John Popi was transported to the Plymouth Hospital for a chemical test.  Later on, he was transported to the Marshall County Jail where he was booked and lodged for: Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated .15% or higher, Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-Controlled Substance and Possession of Controlled Substance. John Popi was given a bond of $1,500 and a court date.


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.