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December 13, 2016

Press Release / VSP-Rutland / DUI / Motor Vehicle Crash / Rutland Town, VT / 16C106994 / December 13, 2016

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

DUI ARREST/MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 16C106994                                                         

TROOPER: Sholtes

STATION: Rutland                                           

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: December 13, 2016 at approximately 1023 hours

STREET: US Route 7

TOWN: Rutland Town

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Middle Road

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Clear; approximately 30 degrees

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

ACCUSED: Bethani R. Drawdy

AGE: 21

CITY, STATE of RESIDENCE: North Clarendon, VT

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Bethani R. Drawdy

AGE: 21

SEAT BELT? No

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: North Clarendon, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2011

VEHICLE MAKE: Buick                 

VEHICLE MODEL: Regal

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaling damage to front end

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: None

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Dustin Miller

AGE: 17

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Belmont, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 1997

VEHICLE MAKE: Honda                 

VEHICLE MODEL: Civic

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaling damage to front end

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: None

 

VIOLATION: DUI #1 (Title 23 VSA 1201)

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On December 13, 2016 at approximately 1023 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police-Rutland Barracks were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash with possible injuries on US Route 7 in the Town of Rutland. Investigation revealed operator #1, Bethani Drawdy, was traveling south on US Route 7 approaching the intersection of Middle Road.  Operator #2, Dustin Miller, was traveling east on Middle Road attempting to turn left on US Route 7 north.  Drawdy had a red light while traveling south and proceeded through the intersection subsequently striking Miller in the intersection.  Both parties were evaluated by the Regional Ambulance on scene and declined transport to the hospital.

 

During investigation, Drawdy displayed signs of impairment and was screened for DUI.  She provided a preliminary sample of her breath on scene which resulted in .162 BrAC.  She was taken into custody and transported to the Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks where she was processed for DUI.  After processing, Drawdy was released to a sober party and cited to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division on January 3, 2017.

 

Regional Ambulance and Rutland Town Fire Department assisted at the scene of this crash.  Vehicle #1 was removed by Bruno’s Towing due to disabling damage.  Vehicle #2 was removed by Hop to it Towing due to disabling damage.

 

PBT%: .162 BrAC

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint:

 

1.       Title 23 VSA 1022 (Failure to obey traffic control signals)

 

LODGED: No

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Yes

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: January 3, 2017 at 1230 hours    

 

*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.