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August 10, 2017

VSP Traffic Operations/ DUI Arrest

VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#:17B203520
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: SSgt John Helfant                            
STATION:  VSP Traffic Operations                   
CONTACT#:8025227262

DATE/TIME: August 10, 2017 @ 1821hrs
INCIDENT LOCATION: US 5 @ Gillette St, Wilder, VT
VIOLATION: DUI

ACCUSED:  Melissa Pero                                             
AGE:34
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Wilder, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: State Police received a report of an intoxicated driver traveling north on US 5 in a grey Nissan. State Police located the vehicle and determined that the vehicle was traveling 40mph in a posted 30mph zone in Wilder VT. State Police stopped the vehicle based on the DUI report and speeding.

The operator was determined to be Pero. Pero was found to be under the influence of alcohol. Pero was arrested for DUI, processed at Hartford PD and released on citation to appear in Windsor Superior Court on August 29, 2017.


COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE/TIME: Aug 29, 2017           
COURT: Windsor
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A    
BAIL:N/A
MUG SHOT: INCLUDE IMAGE



SSgt John Helfant
Vermont State Police
Traffic Operations
2777 St. George Rd
Williston, VT 05495
(802)522-7262