Officer Vinson with the Plymouth Police Department observed a vehicle on Michigan Street traveling southbound at a high rate of speed near Hoham Thursday, May 11th.
A traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle in the Speedway gas station parking lot. As the officer made contact with the driver, he was advised that the passenger had a large laceration on his arm and needed immediate medical attention.
Medical aid was rendered to the passenger by Plymouth EMS.
Officer Vinson investigated with the driver, and it was determined that he was operating the vehicle recklessly at a high rate of speed while intoxicated.
36-year-old Jerrid Bollenbacher of Bremen was detained and transported to the hospital for a state blood draw and later transported to the Marshall County Jail without incident and booked for Operating a motor vehicle While Intoxicated as a level 6 felony with prior convictions and Reckless Driving. His cash bond was set at $1,500.
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