On March 27th, 2023, around 5:20 in the afternoon the Marshall County Central Dispatch Center received a 911 call advising of a vehicle all over the roadway. Plymouth Police officers were dispatched to the area of Hoham Drive and North Michigan Street.
Officer Ayala with the Plymouth Police Department located the suspect vehicle. The vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign and a traffic stop was initiated. The driver failed to stop and eventually pulled into the Walmart parking lot.
Margareta Ghebenei, 42, of Knox, was found to be operating the vehicle. Margareta was transported to Plymouth Hospital for a chemical test. At the conclusion of the test, Margareta was found to be over three times the legal limit for alcohol. She was transported to Marshall County Jail where she was booked for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated .15% or higher and OWI-Endangerment.
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