A South Bend man was arrested on Thursday night December 15th following a traffic accident.

At approximately 10:40 P.M. Marshall County Central Dispatch received a phone call about a vehicle that had driven off the road on US 31 in the area of 5A Road.

Marshall County Police responded to the scene.  Deputy Templeman spoke with the driver of the vehicle, identified as 31-year-old Kenneth Rose-Rustman of South Bend, and believed him to be under the influence of alcohol. The deputy conducted field sobriety tests and determined him to be intoxicated.

Kenneth Rose-Rustman was transported to the Marshall County Jail where he was booked and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated with a BAC above .15, and for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangerment.  He was held on a $1,500 cash bond until Friday afternoon at 1 when his bond was paid and he was released. 

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