On Saturday, April 29th, at approximately 10:00 P.M. 1st./Sgt. Nicholas Laffoon was working DUI patrol on U.S. 30 near Tulip Road, west of Plymouth. During this time, he observed a white SUV traveling east that appeared to be driving erratically. After following the vehicle for a short distance, a traffic stop was made at U.S. 30 near Queen Road.
During the traffic stop, Leslie A. Davison, age 57 of South Bend, was identified as the driver of the vehicle. During the investigation, probable cause was found that Mr. Davison had operated a vehicle while intoxicated.
A small amount of suspected marijuana was later located in the vehicle. After certified testing, Mr. Davison was lodged at the Marshall County Jail for Operating While Intoxicated, and Possession of Marijuana and given a bond of $1,500.
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.