On Saturday December 18th at approximately 8:00 pm, Officer McGuigan of the Marshall County Sheriff`s Department observed 34-year-old Todd Halsey of Plymouth operating a 2004 Kia passenger car in the area of US 6 and LaPaz.

Information was obtained that Halsey did not have a valid operator’s license. A traffic stop of the vehicle was initiated and during the traffic stop it was determined that Halsey was operating a vehicle under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.

Todd Halsey was transported to the Plymouth Hospital where a sample of his blood was collected. The certified blood test indicated that his blood alcohol level was .253.

It was also found that Halsey had a prior conviction for OWI causing serious bodily injury. He was charged with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with priors and lodged for a Level 5 felony charge and 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.