A man from Georgia was recently pulled over and then arrested by the police in Vermont, and they allege that he was driving under the influence of alcohol.
The man is 27 years old, and he was in St. Albans at the time of the traffic stop, driving down Fairfax Street near VT Route 104. This was around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 29. An officer who was operating out of the Vermont State Police Williston Barracks apparently observed “a moving violation.” Reports do not say what the violation was. Regardless, it was enough for the officer to pull the vehicle over.
After the stop, the officer first identified the young man as the driver of the car. They then carried out an investigation into potential alcohol use and decided that he had been under the influence while driving. That led to his arrest, and he was brought to the St. Albans Barracks. There, he was processed and booked. Pictures from the booking show the man in what appears to be a gray McDonald’s t-shirt, with his eyes closed for his photo.
When the police were finished, they released the man and gave him a citation saying that he will need to return in June to go in front of the Franklin County Superior Court.
Getting a DUI in another state can make the process more complicated, but these cases have serious ramifications no matter where they take place. Those who get arrested must know what legal defense options they have and what potential impact these charges could have on their future.