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July 21, 2017

Derby Press Release- DUI #3

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A502940

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Mikkola                             

STATION: Derby                      

CONTACT#: 802-334-8881

 

DATE/TIME: 07/21/2017 @ 0944 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Cole Road, Charleston, VT

VIOLATION: DUI #3

 

ACCUSED: Mitchell Watson                                              

AGE: 32

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Somersworth, NH

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 07/21/2017 at approximately 0944 hours, Troopers were notified of a crash on Cole Road in the Town of Charleston, Vermont. Upon arrival, troopers spoke with members of the Charleston Fire department who stated when they arrived, the male operator, who was later identified as Mitchell Watson, was unconscious but later awoke. Through investigation, troopers determined there was not a crash and the operator had just parked the car in the roadway to sleep. Investigation revealed Watson was impaired and was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. Troopers were later notified Watson had two previous DUI convictions and was lodged at Northern State Correctional Facility.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 07/24/2017 @ 1pm          

COURT: Orleans

LODGED - LOCATION: Northern State Correctional Facility    

BAIL: $7,500

MUG SHOT: Attached

 

 

*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.

 

Thank You,

 

Trooper Joshua Mikkola

Vermont State Police

Troop A – Derby Barracks

35 Crawford Road

Derby, Vermont 05829

Joshua.Mikkola@vermont.gov

802-334-8881