STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
CONTACT#: (802) 442-5421
DATE/TIME: March 1, 2017 at approximately 1825 hours
LOCATION: US Route 7; Shaftsbury, VT
VIOLATION: DUI #3 (Title 23 VSA 1201), Obstruction of Justice (Title 13 VSA 3015)
ACCUSED: Michael Watson
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Shaftsbury, VT
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On March 1st, 2017 at approximately 1825 hours, Vermont State Police initiated a motor vehicle stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation. The operator was identified as Michael Watson (age 54) of Shaftsbury, Vermont. Watson displayed signs of impairment throughout the course of the motor vehicle stop. Watson agreed to provide a preliminary breath sample which resulted in .062% BrAC. Watson was taken into custody and transported to the Vermont State Police Shaftsbury Barracks, where he was processed for suspicion of DUI (alcohol and drugs). Watson refused to provide an evidentiary sample. Watson was later released and issued a citation to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division on March 20th, 2017 at 0830 hours.
MUG SHOT: No
COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division –Bennington, VT
COURT DATE/TIME: March 20th, 2017 at 0830 hours
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