Sergeant Laffoon from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop at 13th Road near Maple Road Saturday night about 8:45. 

The red Chevy SUV he observed driving erratically was driven by Walter R. Maciejack, 67 of Knox.  

During the investigation is was learned he had an active felony warrant through Marshall County. He was also found to be driving as a Habitual Traffic Violator and later failed a portable breath test. A probable cause search of the vehicle also yielded a small amount of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia.

Walter Maciejack was transported to the Marshall County Jail where he was lodged for the active warrant and new charges of Operating a Vehicle After Lifetime Suspension, Operating While Intoxicated, and Possession of Marijuana.  He was held with NO BOND for the warrant and an additional bond for the new charges of $5,000. 

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.