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September 20, 2016

Vermont State Police Press Release - DUI and Criminal DLS - Leicester, VT

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16C203114

TROOPER: C. Hein                                                           

STATION: New Haven Field Station                     

CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: September 20, 2016 / 0645 hours

LOCATION: Ferson Road, Leicester

VIOLATION: Driving Under The Influence, with second or subsequent convictions and Criminal DLS

 

ACCUSED: Mathew Billings                                                                                         

AGE: 33

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Forest Dale, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On September 20, 2016 at approximately 0630 hours Vermont

State Police responded to a field on Ferson Road in Leicester for the report of

a male who was in his vehicle passed out. Upon arrival Troopers from the New

Haven Barracks identified the male as Mathew Billings of Forest Dale. Billings

was found in the driver seat of the vehicle with the key in the ignition. A

slight odor of an alcoholic beverage emitted from the vehicle. Billings

submitted to a series of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) as well as a

Preliminary Breath Test (PBT). The PBT results were a 0.097 %BAC.

 

Based on the results of the SFSTs and PBT Billings was placed under arrest for

Driving Under The Influence, with second or subsequent convictions and Criminal DLS. Billings

was transported to the New Haven Field Station for processing. Billings was cited to appear

on October 24, 2016 to answer the charge of Driving Under The Influence and Criminal

DLS.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: October 24, 2016

COURT: Addison Superior Court

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A          

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Y

 

 

 

Trooper Christopher Hein

New Haven Barracks, C Troop

Vermont State Police

802-388-4919  x2768

Christopher.hein@vermont.gov