On Thursday, May 4, at approximately 10:30 p.m. a Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle in the area of U.S. 30 and Plymouth Goshen Trail. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 25-year-old Lucas Vervynckt of Redwood Road in Plymouth.

During the traffic stop, Lucas was suspected of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Lucas was taken to Plymouth Hospital for a chemical test that showed him to be over the legal limit of alcohol.

Lucas Vervynckt was transported to the Marshall County Jail and booked for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, with a prior conviction within the last seven years.  This is a Level 6 Felony and Operating a vehicle with an ACE of .08 or more as a Class C Misdemeanor. His cash bond was set at $1,500. It was paid Friday morning about 9:30 and he was released on 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 by jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.