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May 30, 2017

St. Albans//Driving Under the Influence

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A202449

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Ashley Farmer                            

STATION: St. Albans                   

CONTACT#: 524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: 5.26.2017

INCIDENT LOCATION: Ellsworth Road Fairfax, VT

VIOLATION: DUI

 

ACCUSED: William A. Higgins                                               

AGE: 52 years old

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Fairfax, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 26 May 2016 Vermont State Police responded to a male trapped underneath a vehicle at a residence on Ellsworth Road in Fairfax, VT. Fairfax Fire and Rescue responded to the scene, released the male from the vehicle, and transported to Northwest Medical Center prior to VSP arrival. The initial scene was processed and  preliminary interviews conducted of first responders.

 

The male was identified as William A. Higgins, 52 years old of Fairfax. Subsequent investigation, through several interviews and a review of footage,  revealed that Higgins was operating the vehicle on a public highway while intoxicated prior to pinning his lower leg under the driver's side front tire.

 

Higgins provided a blood sample as evidence, which is still pending analysis.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME:  June 26, 2017/ 1300 hours          

COURT: Franklin County District Court

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A  

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: NOT AVAILABLE

 

*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.