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July 19, 2017

Press Release, (DUI, 4 Counts Reckless Endangerment, Careless & Negligent Operation, and Cruelty to Animals)


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STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 17A203440
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Hunt                            
STATION: St. Albans                     
CONTACT#: 524-5993

DATE/TIME: 07-19-17 / 1429 Hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: Route 105, Sheldon
VIOLATION: DUI-Refusal (Drugs), Reckless Endangerment (4 Counts), Careless & Negligent Operation, and Cruelty to Animals

ACCUSED: Sabrina Stewart                                               
AGE: 34
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Essex Jct.

VICTIM: (The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of
sexual assault or domestic violence.)
AGE:
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 07-19-17, at approximately 1429 hours, State Police received a call from Border Patrol who advised they were following a vehicle east on Route 105, Sheldon that had gone off the roadway several times and struck a utility pole.  At the request of State Police Border Patrol initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle.

Upon Troopers arrival the operator was identified as Sabrina Stewart.  Stewart was subsequently taken into custody for Driving Under The Influence of Drugs.  Additionally 4 small children under the ages of 8, and a cat were inside the vehicle.

Based on the above information Stewart was processed at the State Police Barracks in St. Albans for DUI-Drugs. 

Stewart was later released on a citation to appear in the Franklin County Court on July 31, 2017 for DUI-REFUSAL, 4 COUNTS OF RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT, CARELESS & NEGLIGENT OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, AND CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.

COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE/TIME: 07-31-17           
COURT: Franklin
LODGED - LOCATION:     
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MUG SHOT: INCLUDE IMAGE




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