DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101
DATE/TIME: September 24, 2016 at approximately 2205 hours
LOCATION: VT Route 3; Rutland Town
VIOLATION: Driving under the influence / Title 23 VSA 1201
ACCUSED: Douglas R. Ziegler
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Wallingford, VT
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On September 24, 2016 at approximately 2154 hours a citizen contacted Vermont 911 reporting he was concerned about several occupants of a vehicle parked at Maplefield’s Store at the intersection of VT Route 3 and US Route 7 in the Town of Pittsford. The caller reported the three male occupants had trouble walking, appeared intoxicated and there were open containers of alcohol inside the vehicle. Prior to trooper’s arrival, the vehicle left the store. The 911 caller followed the vehicle and remained in contract with 911.
Troopers located the vehicle on VT Route 3 in Rutland Town and conducted a traffic stop. Douglas R. Ziegler was found to be the operator and displayed signs of alcohol impairment. Another male inside the vehicle was found to have consumed alcoholic beverages and was under the age of 21.
Ziegler was screened for DUI, providing a 0.098 BrAC preliminary breath test result. Ziegler was taken into custody and transported to the Vermont State Police Barracks in Rutland Town. The underage male was issued a notice of violation for underage alcohol consumption by the Pittsford Police Department.
Ziegler was processed for DUI and later released on a citation to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division on October 10, 2016 to answer to the charge of Driving under the influence.
The Pittsford Police Department assisted during this traffic stop and arrest.
COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE: October 10, 2016 at 0830 hours
COURT: Vermont Superior Court –Criminal Division
MUG SHOT: None