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August 3, 2018

Williston Barracks / DUI #2, Cruelty to a Child

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 18A103526

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Howard                            

STATION: Williston Barracks                    

CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: 08/03/2018 at 1600 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Interstate 89S, Mile marker 101, Milton

VIOLATION: DUI-#2, Cruelty to a Child

 

ACCUSED: Jay Atherton                                              

AGE: 28

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Swanton, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 08/03/2018, at approximately 1600 hours, the Vermont State Police were monitoring southbound traffic when the observed a vehicle traveling at 90 MPH in a posted 65 MPH zone near mile marker 101 in the Town of Milton. The vehicle was stopped and the operator was identified as Jay Atherton, of Swanton, VT.

 

While speaking with Atherton, signs of impairment were observed. Troopers also observed a child in the vehicle. Atherton was asked to perform Standard Field Sobriety Exercises and subsequently taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI-#2), a violation of Title 23 VSA 1201, and cruelty to a child, a violation of Title 13 VSA 1304.

 

Atherton was transported to the Williston Barracks for processing. Atherton was later released on citation to appear in Chittenden County Superior Court, Criminal Division, on 08/23/2018 at 0830 hours.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 08/23/2018 at 0830 hours            

COURT: Chittenden Country Superior Court, Criminal Division

LODGED - LOCATION: N    

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: INCLUDED IMAGE

 

 

 

*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.