On Sunday, January 22nd at about 12:10 in the morning City Officer Vison was conducting DUI patrol when he observed a white passenger car disregard the red traffic light at the intersection of Michigan and Plymouth/Goshen Trail. A traffic stop was initiated.
During the investigation of the traffic stop it was determined that the driver of the vehicle was impaired beyond the legal limits. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were also located in the vehicle. 53-year-old Andrew Espich of Glacier Drive in Plymouth was arrested and booked at the Marshall County Jail for Operating with a BAC of .15% or greater and Possession of Marijuana and held on a $1,500 cash bond.
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.