On Saturday, July 1st at approximately 1:15 in the morning, a Plymouth Police Officer conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Michigan Street and Plymouth-Goshen Trail. During the course of the officer’s investigation, the driver was identified as Ernesto A. Estrada-Ortega, 48, of Wellington, Texas.  He was believed to be intoxicated.

As a result of the investigation, Estrada-Ortega was found to be intoxicated and driving with three juvenile passengers.

Estrada-Ortega was arrested for two misdemeanor counts of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and one felony count of Operating While Intoxicated with minor passengers.

Estrada-Ortega was transported to the Marshall County Jail and held on a $1,500 cash bond.  His cash bond was posted at noon and he was released on bond. 

Readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable cause is a mere 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.