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February 5, 2017

Press Release

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
PRESS RELEASE
DUI
CASE#: 17A200612                                                          
TROOPER: Weed             
STATION: VSP St. Albans                                              
CONTACT#: 802 524 5993

DATE/TIME: 02/04/2017  2319 hours
STREET: I-89 and VT RT 36
TOWN: Fairfield

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Shane Branon
AGE: 31    
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Fairfield, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2016
VEHICLE MAKE: Chevy
VEHICLE MODEL: 3500
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Front hubcap and rear tire on driver’s side.



SUMMARY:

On February 4, 2017 at 2317 hours the Vermont State Police received a call from a vehicle operator that a white Chevy pickup truck was operating erratically in front of them on I-89 near mile marker 105. The caller followed the truck to exit 19 where the truck struck a guard rail causing damage to the vehicle. Despite the damage, the vehicle continued to travel off the interstate and east onto VT RT 36 into Fairfield with the caller still behind. Members of the Vermont State Police from the St. Albans barracks were able to intercept the truck at the intersection of VT RT 36 and Bradley Rd. A subsequent investigation revealed that the operator, Shane Branon (age 31), had been operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Branon was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Albans City Police Station for DUI processing. At the conclusion of the processing Branon was released on citation to appear before the Franklin County Superior Court Criminal Division on 02/27/17 to answer to the charge of DUI.


PBT%: .124
COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: 02/27/2017                            
COURT: Franklin
LODGED - LOCATION: Cited and Released            
BAIL: N
MUG SHOT: N