On Saturday, November 18th at about 6:30 in the evening, Officer Vinson with the Plymouth Police Department was requested to assist an off-duty Marshall County police officer on a traffic stop at the intersection of State Road 17 and Quince Road.
An Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated (OVWI) investigation was conducted with the assistance of an Indiana State Police Officer. As a result of the investigation, the driver of the vehicle, 44-year-old James Kunze Jr. of Spruce Drive in Knox was arrested for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated under a Controlled Substance.
A state blood kit was obtained, and James Kunze was transported to the Marshall County Jail where he was booked for Reckless Driving and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated on a Controlled Substance. His cash bond was set at $,1500. Kunze was released 48 hours later with NO JUDICIAL REVIEW.
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.