During the investigation of the traffic stop the driver was identified as 39 year old Eric C. Branch of Kentwood, Michigan.
Branch was taken into custody on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxication with Endangerment with a juvenile passenger, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Resisting Law Enforcement. He was transported to the Marshall County Jail where he was held on a $1,505 bond. He was released the next day after posting bond and received a Marshall County Superior II court date of March 30th.
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 jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.