On Saturday, February 29th at 3:40 A.M. Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy Ayala conducted a traffic stop on 24 year old Nicholas J. May of Walkerton in the Speedway Gas Station parking lot in Lapaz. During the course of the investigation of the traffic stop Mr. May was offered the opportunity to participate in the standard field sobriety test and was later transported to the Marshall County Jail for a certified breath test. Due to the results Nicholas May was booked into the Marshall County Jail on charges of Operating a Vehicle with a BAC of .08 or more and held on a $1,505 bond. He was later released that day after posting bond.
Readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable cause is a mere 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.