About 8:45 Officer Wozniak initiated a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle, Chase M. Evans, 24, was found to be under the influence of alcohol. He was taken to the Marshall County Jail and processed for operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction and operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering. He was held on a $1,500 cash bond that was paid on Saturday at 10:30 in the morning. Evans was released and given a May 11 initial hearing in Marshall Superior Court II.
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.