A deputy with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Lincoln Highway near the intersection with King Road on Sunday, July 10th at about 3:15 in the morning. 

During the stop, Deputy Templeman suspected that the driver, 57-year-old Donalee Howard of Warsaw was under the influence of alcohol.

The deputy determined that Howard was showing signs of impairment and arrested her. She was transported to the Marshall County Jail. Howard was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine and a controlled substance.

Donalee Howard was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated with a BAC above .15, Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangerment, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

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.