At about 10 p.m. Saturday, February 25th an officer with the Plymouth Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling east on U.S. 30 from Michigan Street. 

The traffic stop was initiated for an equipment violation and a violation of the vehicle’s registration. 

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Ricardo Rodriguez, 51, of West Monroe Street in Plymouth. 

After the officer’s investigation, Rodriguez was found to be intoxicated and was taken into custody.  Ricardo Rodriguez has pending criminal charges for felony and misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated. 

He was lodged in the Marshall County Jail with a $1,500 cash bond. 

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.