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February 21, 2020

DUI Refusal // Shaftsbury Barracks

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS INCIDENT

 

CASE#: 20B300590

TROOPER RANK/FULL Name: Trooper Shawn Sommers

STATION: VSP - Shaftsbury                  

CONTACT#: (802) 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: February 20, 2020 at approximately 2350 hours

LOCATION:  West Road, Manchester, Vermont

 

VIOLATION: 1.) DUI Refusal/ 23 VSA 1201

                      2.) Criminal Threatening / 13 VSA 1702

 

ACCUSED: William J. Vanderkar

AGE: 37

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On February 20, 2020 at approximately 2350 hours Troopers from the Vermont State Police- Shaftsbury Barracks stopped a vehicle for a minor traffic violation on West Road, in the Town of Manchester. The operator was identified as William J. Vanderkar.  During the motor vehicle stop Vanderkar displayed signs of alcohol impairment and was screened for DUI. Vanderkar was taken into custody and transported to the Shaftsbury Barracks for processing. Vanderkar made numerous threats towards law enforcement and become extremely hostile while in custody. After processing, Vanderkar was taken to Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility as an incapacitated person  and issued a citation to appear at Bennington Superior Court- Criminal Division to answer to the charge of DUI - Refusal and Criminal Threatening.

 

LODGED: No

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: No

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: March 9th, 2020 / 0815 hours

           

*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.

 

 

 

 

Trooper Shawn Sommers

Vermont State Police

Shaftsbury Field Station

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury,VT 05262