A woman from Connecticut was arrested on Friday evening, December 29th by Plymouth Police. 

At about 2:45 in the afternoon, the Marshall County Dispatch Center received multiple calls about an erratic vehicle traveling southbound on U.S. 31 near the interchange for Veterans Parkway.

An officer from the Argos Police Department located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop near U.S. 31 and 18th Roads. Marshall County deputies and Indiana State Police troopers also responded and assisted in the investigation.

During the investigation, it was determined that the driver of the vehicle, 56-year-old Claudette J. Whaples was intoxicated and in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Whaples was arrested and lodged in the Marshall County Jail for operating while intoxicated – endangering, operating while intoxicated with a BAC of 0.15% or more, and possession of paraphernalia.  She was held on a $1,500 cash bond. 

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.