Sergeant Taberski with the Plymouth Police Department was northbound on Michigan Street on Monday, September 25th at 11:20 p.m. when he observed a silver vehicle in front of him with no operating taillights. 

The officer initiated a traffic stop as the vehicle pulled into the Speedway Gas Station. 

Making contact with the driver, he was identified as Joel D Ramos-Gomez, 23, of Plymouth.  The officer found that Mr. Ramos-Gomez had never obtained a valid driver’s license, so he was then taken into custody and lodged in the Marshall County Jail on a charge of Operator Never Licensed. The $100 cash bond was paid at 7:30 Tuesday morning and Gomez was released.    

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.