On the evening of Tuesday, September 12th, just before 9 p.m., a Plymouth Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 30 east of Michigan Street. During that traffic stop, the officer identified the driver as Kimberly Bejar, 26 of Nappanee, along with an adult and three juvenile passengers.
The odor of marijuana was emitting from the vehicle resulting in a vehicle search and suspected marijuana being located. Further investigation determined that Bejar was impaired.
Kimberly Bejar was taken into custody and transported to the Marshall County Jail for pending criminal charges of felony Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with juvenile passengers present and Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. She was held on a $1,500 cash 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.