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November 12, 2016

VSP Press Release - Driving Under the Influence - Orwell

VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
        
CASE#: 16C203757
TROOPER: C. Hein                                
STATION: New Haven Barracks                     
CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

DATE/TIME: November 12, 2016 0900 hours 
LOCATION: Diagneault Hill Road, Orwell
VIOLATION: Driving Under the Influence

ACCUSED: Cory Nichols                                               
AGE: 29
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hudson Falls, NY


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On November 12, 2016 at approximately 0730 hours Troopers from the New Haven Barracks were dispatched to Daigneault Hill Road in the town of Orwell for the report of a vehicle that had slid off the roadway. Upon arrival troopers were met by Cory Nichols who stated that at approximately 0100 hours he was driving his vehicle on Diagneault Hill Road at which time the vehicle stalled. Nichols advised that the vehicle then slid down the hill and came to a position of uncontrolled rest approximately thirty feet off the roadway. During the course of the conversation with Nichols a slight odor of intoxicants was coming from Nichols. Nichols submitted to a Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs), the results of the SFSTs confirmed the suspicion that Nichols was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. 

As a result Nichols was placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence and transported to the New Haven Barracks for processing. 


COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: December 12, 2016             
COURT: Addison Superior Court 
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A     
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: Y
PBT: 0.174 %BAC (roadside)



*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of
the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.




Trooper Christopher Hein

Vermont State Police 

Troop C - New Haven Barracks 

802-388-4919

PO Box 83

New Haven, VT 05472