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July 6, 2020

Shaftsbury Barracks-DUI





NEWS RELEASE                


CASE#:                       20B302208

TROOPER:                 Detective Sergeant Benjamin Barton                        

STATION:                  Shaftsbury              

CONTACT#:              (802)442-5421


DATE/TIME:              07/05/20-2323 hours

LOCATION:              Northside Drive, Bennington, VT


VIOLATION:            23 VSA 1201: Driving Under the Influence (DUI)   

                                    13 VSA 7559:  Violation of Conditions of Release


ACCUSED:                James E. Bigelow Sr.

AGE:                           47

CITY:                          Pittsfield, MA



On 07/05/20, at approximately 2323 hours, state police from the Shaftsbury barracks conducted a motor vehicle stop in the Cumberland Farms parking lot, located off Northside Drive in Bennington, VT.  Prior to the stop, the operator committed a motor vehicle violation at the intersection of North Street and Northside Drive.  The operator of the vehicle was identified as James E. Bigelow Sr..


Further investigation led troopers to suspect Bigelow was operating under the influence of alcohol.  After completion of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Bigelow was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. 


Bigelow was transported to and processed at the Vermont State Police barracks in Shaftsbury.  While at the barracks it was determined Bigelow was in violation of his previous conditions of release.  As part of Bigelow’s previous conditions he is not to have contact with the occupant he was with at the time of the motor vehicle stop.  Bigelow had also been ordered to not consume alcoholic beverages.


At the conclusion of processing, Bigelow was released on conditions and ordered to appear at the Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, Bennington Unit on 07/27/20, at 08:15 hours to answer to the above charges. 


Bigelow’s mug shot is attached.


COURT DATE:  07/27/20-08:15 HOURS                               

COURT:  Vermont Superior Court/Criminal Division/Bennington Unit






Detective Sergeant Benjamin Barton

Vermont State Police-Polygraph Unit

Shaftsbury Field Station

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

Tel: (802) 442-5421

Fax: (802) 442-3263