On Friday, August 5, at approximately 8:05 P.M. the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department received a call in reference to a possible impaired driver at 795 S. Michigan Street in LaPaz, the Arby’s Restaurant.
Marshall County deputies responded to the area and located the described suspect vehicle and driver. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the driver of the vehicle, identified as 67-year-old James R. Hostetler of Oak Road in Plymouth was intoxicated.
James Hostetler was arrested and lodged in the Marshall County Jail for Operating While Intoxicated – BAC above .15%. He was released after posting a cash bond at 11:22 on Saturday, August 6th.
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.