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June 16, 2017

Derby Barracks/DUI #3, DLS, Gross Neg Op

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

        

CASE#: 17A502368

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr Daniel Lynch                             

STATION: Derby                     

CONTACT#: (802) 334-8881

 

DATE/TIME: 6/15/17, approx. 1815 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Rte 111 at Morgan-Charleston Rd, Morgan

VIOLATION: DUI # 3, Operating After Suspension, Grossly Negligent Operation

 

ACCUSED: Raymond Coutu                                               

AGE: 36

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: East Haven, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 6/15/17 at approximately 1815 hours, VSP-Derby Troopers were conducting a directed patrol in the town of Morgan, in the 35 MPH zone near the Morgan Country Store.  A vehicle was observed driving through a stop sign, causing a motorcycle operating lawfully on Rte 111 to have to brake to avoid a collision.  A stop was effected of the vehicle and the operator was identified as Raymond Coutu.

 

While speaking with Coutu, troopers observed multiple indicators of impairment.  Standardized field sobriety exercise indicated he was impaired, and DMV checks indicated he was not in possession of an adult operator’s license, as well as having multiple active civil and criminal suspensions and revocations on his DMV record.

 

Coutu was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI #3, operating with a criminally suspended license, and grossly negligent operation.  He was transported to the VSP-Derby Barracks, where he was processed and released with a citation to appear in court.

 

COURT ACTION: Arrested, released on citation

COURT DATE/TIME: 6/20/17, 0830    

COURT: Orleans

LODGED - LOCATION: NA    

BAIL: NA

MUG SHOT: INCLUDED

 

 

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the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.