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July 24, 2016

Press Release

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
               
CASE#: 16B102566
TROOPER: Sgt. Russell Finn                                                         
STATION: St. Johnsbury                     
CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

DATE/TIME: 7-24-16 at approximately 0130 hours
LOCATION: Interstate 91, near mile marker 98/3 northbound in Bradford, VT
VIOLATION: DUI and Careless & Negligent Operation

ACCUSED: Kalpesh Patel                                                                                              
AGE: 43
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: White River Junction, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 7-24-16 at approximately 0120 hours, dispatchers received multiple calls
about a vehicle that was traveling south in the northbound lane of travel on
Interstate 91.  Subsequently, State Troopers located and stopped a vehicle that
was traveling south on the northbound side of Interstate 91 in Bradford, VT.
The operator, Kalpesh Patel, was arrested and processed for DUI and Careless &
Negligent Operation.  Roadside, Patel refused to provide a preliminary breath
test (PBT).  Patel was issued a citation to appear in Orange County Court on
8-10-16 where he will be arraigned on the aforementioned charges.


COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE:8-10-16                     
COURT: Orange County
LODGED - LOCATION:N/A           
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: N