04/09/14 On Monday, April 7th about 2:00 A.M. Plymouth Police Officer Gary Cleveland attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a black Impala near the intersection of US 30 and North Michigan Street after suspecting the driver of being intoxicated. As the attempt was made, the vehicle fled and traveled westbound on US 30 with officers from the Plymouth Police Department, Marshall County Police Department and the Indiana State Police pursuing. Police from Starke and LaPorte counties assisted with stop stick deployment near 600 West in LaPorte County. The four subjects inside the vehicle were detained and a short time later it was determined that the two passengers in the back of the car were not involved in criminal activity and released.
Officers placed 25 year old Luis Colunga of Chicago under arrest for Operating While Intoxicated, Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Marijuana, False Informing and Driving While Suspended with a Prior charge of the same offense. He was held on a $4,505 bond as well as a hold placed on him for another agency.
Both subjects were transported and lodged in the Marshall County Jail.
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.