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June 16, 2016

DUI press release

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
PRESS RELEASE             
CASE#:  16B202085         
TROOPER:  Helm                                                                     
STATION:  Derby                   
CONTACT#:  334-8881
DATE/TIME:  6/15/16       1745 Hours
LOCATION:  US RT 5, Derby, VT
VIOLATION:  DUI, Possession of regulated drugs.
ACCUSED:  Benjamin Draper (DOB: 4/26/86)                                                                                                 
AGE:  30
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Eden, VT
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
                On 5/15/16 at approximately 1750 hours, a two vehicle crash with injury resulting was reported on US RT 5 in Derby in front of the Elks Club. Fire, Ambulance and State Police were dispatched to the scene. Draper crashed into the back of another vehicle, causing it to rollover multiple times. Both operators were transported via ambulance to the Emergency Room. Draper did not sustain any injuries, however the operator of the vehicle he struck did suffer injuries. Draper performed Field Sobriety Exercises and was subsequently placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI and taken to the Derby State Police Barracks for processing.   
               While in custody at the Derby Barracks, Draper was observed in the holding cell via live feed video cameras removing a small container from what appeared to be his anus, and ingested a pill from that container. State Police immediately confronted Draper and he dropped the container, which held more pills. The pills were prescription regulated drugs that Draper did not have a prescription for.
COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE:  7/26/16                  
COURT:  Orleans
LODGED - LOCATION:  N/A         
BAIL:  N/A
MUG SHOT: Y


Trooper Rob Helm
Vermont State Police
Derby Barracks
802.334.8881
Rob.Helm@Vermont.gov
Fax: 802.334.4740
35 Crawford Rd.
Derby, VT 05829