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January 29, 2020

Shaftsbury Barracks / DUI #1

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20B300318

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Nicholas Grimes                           

STATION: Shaftsbury Barracks                   

CONTACT#: (802) 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: January 29th, 2020, at approximately 0020 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: North Street, Bennington, VT

VIOLATION: 23 VSA 1201 - DUI #1

 

ACCUSED: Michael O’Neil

AGE: 57

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bennington, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On January 29th, 2020, at approximately 0020 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police - Shaftsbury Barracks, conducted a motor vehicle stop on North Street near Gage Street, in the Town of Bennington (VT) for a motor vehicle operation violation. 

 

Troopers identified the operator as Michael O’Neil, age 57, of Bennington, VT.  O’Neil showed signs of impairment and was screened for DUI.  Investigation revealed that O’Neil was in physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs.  O’Neil was taken into custody and processed at the Vermont State Police – Shaftsbury Barracks for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol/drugs.  O’Neil was released on citation to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Bennington Criminal Division on February 10th, 2020, at 0815 hours.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: February 10th, 2020, at 0815 hours           

COURT: Vermont Superior Court - Bennington Criminal Division

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A     

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Yes

 

*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.