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Plymouth Man Arrested for Battery on Trooper

August 11, 2013
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  08/12/13  A routine traffic stop Thursday night quickly escalated when a passenger in the car head butted an Indiana State Police officer.  The event began shortly after 10:00 p.m. when the Bremen Post trooper stopped the driver for several traffic violations on 6A Rd. near Michigan Rd.   

 Trooper David Caswell had stopped the driver of the car due to her erratic driving.  As he spoke with the driver, Trooper Caswell was able to smell the odor of alcohol coming from the car interior.  The front seat passenger, Travis Lee Simpson, 33, of Plymouth, told Trooper Caswell that he had been drinking. 

Trooper Caswell issued the driver of the car a ticket for following too closely.  As he explained the ticket to the driver from the passenger side window he noticed marijuana residue on Simpson’s shirt.  Trooper Caswell also observed that Simpson appeared to be very intoxicated.  As Simpson stepped from the car Trooper Caswell also noticed rolling papers in the car door pocket.  Simpson was questioned about the marijuana and handcuffed.  Trooper Caswell located the marijuana in Simpson’s pocket.

While questioning Simpson about the marijuana Trooper Caswell was intentionally head butted by Simpson.  Simpson then continued to yell threats as he was subdued to the ground.  A subsequent breath test showed that Simpson had a BAC of .15%.

Both Trooper Caswell and Simpson were treated at the scene by medics.

Travis Simpson was arrested on charges of felony Battery, Intimidation, and Resisting Law Enforcement.  He was also arrested for misdemeanor Public Intoxication, and Possession of Marijuana.  He is currently being held in the Marshall County Jail.

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5 Responses to “ Plymouth Man Arrested for Battery on Trooper ”

  1. AnnF on August 12, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Mr. Bullsh-t,

    Did you miss the part about there being marijuana in Simpson’s shirt pocket? That’s not the officer’s ego talking, but his eyes.

    Instead of standing up for the “victim,” perhaps you need to reevaluate your value system.

  2. Kevin Bridgman on August 12, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Ok Bullshit you obviously don’t know what a designated driver is…They don’t blow a .03 they would blow a .oo since they shouldn’t have been drinking at all.
    Next point if this ‘Everyday person’ had not resisted he wouldn’t be looking at felony charges right now. You can blame the officer all day long but the REAL STRAIGHT FACTS are pretty simple A criminal caused injury to a police officer by his own stupid actions, plain and simple he deserves whatever punishment he gets !!!!!

  3. Andrew on August 11, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Hey Bullsh-t ;-)

    Sounds like you would do well yourself perhaps first to read. It wasn’t alcohol that the car was being stopped for — rather following a car too closely, drunk or not — that is a very unsafe practice and I am glad the troopers are cracking down on this.

    Second you might want to look into the meaning of “probable cause” and perhaps the officer’s actions would be more clear to you.

    Finally, there is never a good excuse to use physical violence against a member of law enforcement. One day they might actually need that person, wouldn’t it be funny had the officer reporting be that one?

    Karma stinks doesn’t it… Just sayin…

  4. Bullshit on August 9, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Lets get the facts straight. They were coming home from watching the silverhawks, the driver was pulled over, passed her breathalyzer with a .03 and than the cops ego would not let these people go, he had to make accusations as to there was pot on Travis’s shirt and asked him to step out of the car. When he went to detain Mr Simpson he resisted and so happened to headbutt the officer in there struggle. The occupants of the car and the car itself where searched and nothing turned up except a pack of rolling papers. So this family night out with a designated driver was completely ruined by some cop with a bigger ego than brain. Chase meth cooks and meth dealers and stop f*cking up everyday persons lives because they were intoxicated with a designated driver.

  5. Andrew on August 9, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    That’s using your head! NOT!