On Tuesday, March 15 at approximately 8:30 in the evening Marshall County Deputies were dispatched to a residence on 7th Road near Union Road.

A call came in of a man, later identified as 27-year-old Heston Blankenship of State Road 17 in Plymouth driving a red Chevy Blazer in a field in the back of the residence.

Deputy Templeman arrived in the area and located the red Blazer. The deputy stopped the vehicle and suspected the driver to be intoxicated. The driver underwent field sobriety tests and was placed into custody.

The suspect was also found to be in possession of marijuana.

Heston Blankenship was transported for certified testing and was later transported to the jail where he was booked and lodged for Operating While Intoxicated with a BAC over .15 among other charges.  He was held on a $1,500 cash bond that was paid about 4 p.m. on March 16th and he was released.   

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.