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May 6, 2017

ST. ALBANS BARRACKS / DUI #1

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A202160

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Kirsten Skelly                            

STATION: VSP St. Albans Barracks                    

CONTACT#: (802) 524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: May 6, 2017 at approximately 1823 hours.

INCIDENT LOCATION: Vermont Route 105 in Sheldon, Vermont.

VIOLATION: Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs.

 

ACCUSED: Dakota Champagne                                             

AGE: 18

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Berkshire, Vermont.

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On May 6, 2017 at approximately 1823 hours the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop of silver 2002 Subaru Impreza, on Vermont Route 105 in Sheldon, VT, for a vehicle equipment violation. The operator of the motor vehicle, Dakota Champagne, 18, of Berkshire, VT, displayed signs of impairment. Champagne was arrested and transported to the VSP St. Albans Barracks for processing. A Drug Recognition Expert Evaluation concluded that Champagne was under the influence of Cannabis and could not operate a motor vehicle safely.

 

Champagne was released on a citation to appear at the Franklin County Superior Court on June 26, 2017 at 1300 hours to answer to the charge of Driving Under the Influence of Drugs.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: June 26, 2017 at 1300 hour.           

COURT: The Franklin County Superior Court

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: INCLUDED

 

 

 

 

*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.

 

 

Trooper Kirsten Skelly

Vermont State Police – St. Albans

140 Fisher Pond Road

St. Albans, VT 05478

Phone: (802) 524-5993

Fax: F: (802)-527-1150

E-mail: Kirsten.Skelly@vermont.gov