On Thursday, November 11th at approximately 8:30 in the evening, County Police Officers were dispatched to a possibly impaired driver that was northbound on US 31 near the intersection of 14C Road. The vehicle was reportedly driving in and out of the median.
Officers caught up to a vehicle that matched the description in the dispatch and attempted to stop it for speeding. The vehicle failed to yield and continued northbound on US 31. A short pursuit followed with the vehicle finally stopping at the Marathon Gas Station.
The driver, 32-year-old Bridget Kendoll Holt of Holland, MI was placed into custody without any further incident. Items located in the vehicle included a substance that later tested positive for marijuana and several paraphernalia items.
Holt was lodged in the Marshall County Jail with initial charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia and Resisting Law Enforcement. Shew as held on a $1,500 cash bond.
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.