Single-vehicle crash in Newport Center early Sunday morning

in Newport/News/Westfield

NEWPORT — Police say that an early morning crash in the town of Newport Center resulted in a vehicle going over an embankment, and getting stuck in a small brook. The driver was uninjured, but police placed him under arrest for suspicion of DUI.

The crash took place at around 4:15 a.m. on Sunday morning. The driver had been traveling south on Vermont Route 100 when his vehicle left the roadway and went over the embankment.

The driver was uninjured in the crash.

Vermont State Police say that they spoke with the driver, a 21-year-old resident of Westfield, and detected a strong odor of intoxicants. They had him perform field sobriety exercises.

Police say he was subsequently arrested for suspicion of DUI, after providing a preliminary breath sample of .164.

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