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July 31, 2016

Press Release/ Vermont State Police/ DLSC/ 16A103857

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
 
CASE#: 16A103857
TROOPER: Corporal Andrew Leise, Trooper T.J. Howard    
STATION: VSP Williston                    
CONTACT#: 1-802-878-7111

DATE/TIME: July 31, 2016/ 0953 hours
LOCATION: I89 MM 93 SB, Colchester


VIOLATION: Driving with a criminally suspended license- DLSC


ACCUSED: Michael A. Gilchrist      
AGE: 46
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Albans, VT


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On July 31, 2016 at approximately 0952 hours VSP Williston Troopers were on I89 in Colchester conducting pro active motor vehicle enforcement in the Colchester area. There have been recent complaints about aggressive and erratic operation in this specific area. While in the area Troopers stopped Michael A. Gilchrist for traveling at 86 mph in a posted 65 mph zone. It was found that Gilchrist was criminally suspended at the time of the stop for DUI.


Gilchrist was taken into custody and transported to the Williston State Police Barracks for processing. Gilchrist will be required to appear in Chittenden District Court on August 23, 2016 to answer to the charge. Gilchrist was also issued a uniform traffic ticket for 86/65 zone. $220.00 and 2 points. Troopers continue to remind motorists to drive safely on Vermont's roads to reduce serious bodily injury and fatal collisions. To date there have been approximately 36 fatal collisions on Vermont roads.


COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: August 23, 2016
COURT: Chittenden District Court
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A 
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: Y