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April 26, 2017

04-26-2017 DLS/VCOR/VAPO Arrest Press Release

VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 17A202006
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Quealy                             
STATION: St. Albans                     
CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

DATE/TIME: 04/26/17 @ 2101 hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: VT Route 207 @ I89 Exit 20
VIOLATION: DLS, VCOR, VAPO

ACCUSED: Eric J. Smith                                               
AGE: 32
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Albans, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On April 26th, 2017 at approximately 2101 hours Vermont State Police St. Albans conducted a motor vehicle stop on VT Route 207 off the I-89 Southbound Exit 20 off-ramp.

Troopers recognized the operator through prior experience as Eric J. Smith (age 32) of St. Albans, and subsequent investigation revealed that Smith was required to have an Ignition Interlock Device in his vehicle which was not present at the time of the stop. In addition, Smith had conditions of release stating that he was not to operate a motor vehicle. Furthermore, during the stop Smith was in active telephone contact with the subject of a Relief From Abuse order for which Smith was the defendant.

Smith was placed under arrest for the aforementioned offenses and transported to the St. Albans State Police Barracks for processing. At the conclusion of processing Smith was released with a citation to appear before Franklin County Superior Court on June 5th, 2017 at 1300 hours to answer the charges of Driving with a Criminally Suspended License, Violation of Conditions of Release x2, and Violation of an Abuse Prevention Order.


COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE/TIME: 06-05-2017            
COURT: Franklin
LODGED - LOCATION: N     
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: Y
PBT: N/A



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