On Friday, August 12, at approximately 6:30 pm, Marshall County Police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle that made an illegal turn at U.S. 31 and 9A Road.

The traffic stop was conducted on the eastbound ramp of U.S. 30, just off of US 31.

During the investigation, the driver, who was identified as 56-year-old Gary Libbey of South Bend, was found to be under the influence of alcohol.

Libbey was transported to the Marshall County Jail where he was lodged on Operating a Vehicle with an ACE of .15 or more and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Endangerment. He was given a bond of $1,500 and a court date of August 30.

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.