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June 30, 2016

PRESS RELEASE

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
               
CASE#: 16D302351

TROOPER: William Jenkins
                                               
STATION:  Royalton
                   
CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

DATE/TIME: 06-29-16/Approximately 21:52 hours

LOCATION: Howe Hill Road, Sharon VT

VIOLATION: DUI

ACCUSED: John L Putnam
                                                                                               
AGE:  59

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: North Pomfret, Vermont


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:  On 06-29-16 at approximately 21:41 hours State Police
Dispatch received a call indicating that a vehicle travelling south on I89 was
being operated in an erratic manner and was not able to keep in its lane.  The
caller indicated that the vehicle exited I89 at exit 2. 

I responded to the area and located a vehicle matching the description stopped
on the side of Howe Hill Road in Sharon.  Investigation revealed that the
operator (John L Putman) had been drinking and he was arrested for DUI.  He was
processed and released with a citation to appear in Windsor Superior Court of
Vermont, Criminal Division.

Putnam's roadside BAC. was .213%.


Lt. William M Jenkins
Station Commander
VSP-Royalton, Troop D
2011 VT RTE 107
Bethel, VT 05032
Ph# 802-234-9933