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February 24, 2017

Press Release

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STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 17B500572
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Flansburg                         
STATION: New Haven      
CONTACT#: (802) 388-4919

DATE/TIME: 02/24/2017, 0051 hours
LOCATION: South Pleasant St, Middlebury VT
VIOLATION: DUI/Criminal DLS

ACCUSED: Matthew Billings                                       
AGE: 33
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brandon, VT


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 02/24/2017, at approximately 0051 hours, the Vermont State Police conducted a
motor vehicle stop on South Pleasant St in the Town of Middlebury.

Further investigation revealed the operator, Matthew Billings was operating the
vehicle with a criminally suspended license.  While speaking with Billings,
Troopers smelled an odor of intoxicants emanating from inside the vehicle.
Billings agreed to perform standard field sobriety tests. Following those tests
he provided a sample of his breath which revealed a BAC of .151%.

Billings was subsequently placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle
while under the influence of alcohol and operating a motor vehicle with a
criminally suspended license. Billings was transported to the New Haven Barracks
for processing. Billings was released with a citation to appear in Addison
County Criminal Court on 03/13/2017.


COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: 03/13/2017         
COURT: Addison County Criminal Division
LODGED - LOCATION:  N/A   
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: Y
PBT: .151%



*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.