What started out as a day of fishing for a Vermont family ended up with three family members facing drinking and driving charges after a single-car accident last Saturday.
Two out of three family members were above the legal limit. The youngest son, 19, was below the limit but was still charged with a DUI because of his age.
The 19-year-old and 22-year-old son along with their father were all charged with a DUI. For the 22-year-old, tis is his second offense. He is also charged with driving on a suspended license (DWLSR). For the 19-year-old, this also marked his second DUI charge in as many weeks!
A Vermont Fish & Wildlife game warden was called out to a single car crash and found the vehicle rolled over. He immediately alerted the police.
When officers arrived on the scene, the oldest son was identified as the driver and his alcohol level was almost three times the legal limit! He was taken to the hospital and once cleared, he was charged with a DUI.
While at the scene, the youngest brother drove up along with his father to check on their family member. The youngest brother appeared to have been drinking, failed all roadside sobriety tests and was arrested.
During this time, the father moved from the passenger to driver side seat and moved the car closer to the scene. Police officers noticed signs of impairment and ordered the father to stop. After an investigation, he too was arrested for driving under the influence and blew three times the legal limit as well (like father, like son?).
State police issued the following statement about the case. “The day started out with a wonderful day out fishing on the waterways, but took an ugly turn after making some irresponsible decisions which ended up poorly. Based upon this incident, it can be learned that irresponsible decisions may lead to totaling a vehicle, minor to fatal injuries, tow bills, and criminal charges filed for the parties involved,” the spokesman said.
“Fortunately no one else was injured in this case. Please drink responsibly and remember to have a designated driver take you home after consuming alcoholic beverages,”.
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