Deputy Matt Geiger with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department stopped a 2018 blue Kia passenger car on U.S. 30 at U.S. 31 for a traffic infraction on Friday, January 5th just before 3 in the morning.

The driver gave a false name and date of birth. The driver had also been drinking and later resisted officers during the incident. The driver was later identified as Drew M. Motle, 36, of Chesterton.

Mr. Motley refused tests and a warrant for his blood was obtained. He had a blood alcohol level above .15% and was transported to the jail where he was booked with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, resisting, and false informing.

Along with the traffic infraction Mr. Motley has a suspended driver’s license. He was given a court date and a cash bond of $1500.

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.