On Thursday, March 24, at approximately 10:15 in the evening a Marshall County Reserve Deputy was traveling on U.S. 30 when he observed a Black Chevrolet Impala driving east in the westbound lanes of US 30. The Reserve Deputy stopped the vehicle between Elm Road and State Road 331 on U.S. 30.
A Marshall County deputy then arrived at the stop and believed the driver of the vehicle, 34-year-old Lanika Beasley of Fort Wayne was intoxicated. The deputy performed a series of tests and determined that Beasley was Operating While Intoxicated.
Beasley was transported for a chemical test to the ER and then transported to the Marshall County Jail where she was booked and lodged for Operating While Intoxicated. Her cash bond was set at $1,500 and paid about 6:30 in the morning.
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 by jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.