A woman who gets a license suspension for DUI contends that the State must submit the “ticket” from the breath test as scientific evidence for her conviction, but the trial court says the police affidavit with the .0158 BAC is sufficient.
The House approved a measure Wednesday that would empower law enforcement to use saliva testing for drugs during roadside stops. The provision, which the House added to S.225, a 42-page omnibus bill on motor vehicles, also sets a 0.05 percent limit for blood alcohol content if a driver is found to have a certain threshold […]
The technology would use samples from drivers to screen for marijuana, opiates and other substances.
Because drivers must pay for the devices themselves, opponents fear the bill would have a disproportionate impact on low-income Vermonters.
The new publisher of one of Vermont’s largest newspaper companies has pleaded no contest to charges of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. Catherine T. Nelson did not contest the charges at her arraignment in criminal court in Rutland earlier this week. Nelson was arrested Dec. 26, two days before she […]
Editor’s note: This article is by Jordan Cuddemi of the Valley News, in which it was first published Oct. 28, 2015. WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A 34-year-old Northfield man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to driving a school bus to Whitcomb Junior-Senior High School — bound for a field trip to Boston — under the influence […]
The 30-year-old policewoman is the fourth Vermont law enforcement officer to face drunken driving charges this year.
Selectboard Chairwoman Patty O’Donnell vehemently denies that she wanted the sheriff’s department to not arrest Lisa M. McKenney, 47, after a Sept. 20 traffic stop.
Police encountered less unsafe driving this Fourth of July weekend but did respond to two fatal crashes, including one involving a lawn mower operator, according to state police. The Independence Day holiday is one of the deadliest of the year because of drunken driving, police said. Officers responded to 61 car crashes this year, up […]
Unequal burden-of-proof standards for DUI-drugs and DUI-alcohol charges make it harder to convict someone of driving under the influence of drugs, officials say.
Time is running out to come up with a bill to set standards for what constitutes driving under the influence of drugs.
Police officer stopped defendant because the passenger’s side of defendant’s front license plate was two inches lower than the driver’s side.
On a cold January night, a police officer was driving down the road when he passed a car stuck in a snowbank, partially off the road.
Editor’s note: This article was written by Jennifer Hersey Cleveland of The Caledonian Record, in which it was first published Oct. 2, 2013. NEWPORT — The mayor of Newport pleaded guilty to a second offense of drunken driving Tuesday in Orleans Superior Court-Criminal Division and was sentenced to serve 200 hours of community service. Mayor […]