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July 17, 2017

WILLISTON BARRACKS // DUI - #2

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A103183

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Thomas Howard                            

STATION: Williston                    

CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: 7/14/2017 at 2340 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Old Stage Road, Westford, VT

VIOLATION: Driving Under the Influence #2

 

ACCUSED: Michael J. Benway                                           

AGE: 30

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Georgia, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 7/14/2017, at approximately 2340 hours, Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop for a moving violation noted on Old Stage Road in the Town of Westford. The operator, Michael Benway, showed signs of impairment. Further investigation found Benway was under the influence of alcohol and was taken into custody. Benway was then transported to the Williston State Police Barracks for processing and later released on a citation to appear before Chittenden Superior Court.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: 8/3/2017  0830 hours          

COURT: Chittenden

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.