A traffic stop just before 1 a.m. Sunday on U.S. 31 north of 4A Road in Marshall County ended with the arrest of a man police say was driving under the influence with two children in the vehicle. Jihad A. Muhammad failed several field sobriety tests, according to a news release from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. It notes officers could smell burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and found a baggie of possible pot inside the car. Muhammad refused a certified chemical test. He faces charges of operating while intoxicated – endangering, which is a class D felony, as well as possession of marijuana under 30 grams and driving while suspended-prior. The children were released at the scene to their mother.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.