Tractor driver cited for DUI

CORNWALL — Vermont State Police cited a Shoreham man for driving a tractor while intoxicated after state Fish & Wildlife officials reported seeing a John Deere tractor strike a covered bridge on Swamp Road in Cornwall during the afternoon of Wednesday, June 15.

The game wardens told VSP they stopped the tractor on Route 30 and found the driver to be Denny Pouliot, 40. They suspected Pouliot had been drinking alcohol, according to VSP.

State police soon arrived at the scene and put Pouliot through a series of sobriety exercises. Police said they measured Pouliot’s blood-alcohol content at 0.182 percent, which is more than twice the legal limit for driving.

Police said they took Pouliot into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence, second offense. A check of his license indicated he was also under criminal suspension from a prior DUI, according to police.

Pouliot is scheduled to answer to the charges at the Addison County courthouse on June 27, according to VSP.

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