On Thursday, October 26, at approximately 7:07 p.m., the Marshall County Central Dispatch Center received a 911 call about a hit-and-run accident on U.S. 31, in the area of Veterans Parkway.
The driver of the vehicle advised his vehicle was struck by another, but the other vehicle fled the scene. The driver was able to get identifiable information regarding the other vehicle and Marshall County Officers were able to quickly locate the other vehicle involved.
The driver that fled, 33-year-old John Popi of Plymouth, stated that he did not realize another vehicle was struck, which is why he left the scene. While speaking with Mr. Popi, Officers believed that he was impaired. Mr. Popi was taken to the Hospital where he received a certified blood draw. The results revealed he was over the legal limit.
John Popi was transported to the Marshall County Jail where he was booked for Operating a Vehicle at .15 or more; Operating a Vehicle-Endangering; and Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident. He was held on a $1,500 cash bond. He will appear in Marshall Superior Court II on 12/05/2023.
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.