SCOV Law Blog: DUI challenged on probable cause, evidence grounds

A man appeals a DUI charge, arguing that the arrest was without probable cause. He also moved to suppress a police-administered breath test because the trooper deterred him from getting an independent test.

After Supreme Court nomination, Carroll reflects on her career

“I so loved working on (the DUI Treatment court in Windsor) because it was the only real chance I’d had in my career as a judge to work with people on such an intimate level,” she says.

SCOV Law Blog: Reasonable suspicion for a traffic stop

A woman who is stopped by a Richmond police officer appeals her DWI conviction on the grounds that the officer did not have a reasonable basis to pull her over, and that the evidence against her should have been suppressed.

Lessons from Colorado: DUI enforcement proves a challenge

Road safety is a concern with marijuana legalization. The numbers so far show a slight increase in DUI, although gaps in data collection leave questions.

SCOV Law Blog: Over the centerline

A driver says he drove over the centerline in an attempt get away from the reflection from the lights of a vehicle behind him. A trooper stops him, and subsequently cites him for DUI.

SCOV Law Blog: Challenging the government’s say-so

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.

House approves roadside saliva testing, but Senate may resist

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 […]

House panel explores roadside saliva testing

The technology would use samples from drivers to screen for marijuana, opiates and other substances.

Bill would require interlock devices for all DUI offenders

Because drivers must pay for the devices themselves, opponents fear the bill would have a disproportionate impact on low-income Vermonters.

Rutland Herald-Times Argus publisher pleads no contest

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 […]

School bus driver arraigned on DUI charge

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 […]

Off-duty Burlington police officer charged with DUI

The 30-year-old policewoman is the fourth Vermont law enforcement officer to face drunken driving charges this year.

Windham sheriff claims Vernon official tried to interfere with DUI case

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.

Fatalities mar otherwise calm Fourth, police say

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 […]