NEWPORT — Police say two drivers are facing DUI charges after separate single-vehicle crashes that took place last night in Orleans County.
At around 9:15 p.m. police received a call of a crash in the town of Troy.
While speaking with the operator, Gilles Desjarlais, 71, of Troy, police say an odor of intoxicants was detected.
Desjarlais willingly completed standardized field sobriety exercises and was placed under arrest for DUI. He was transported to Newport Police Department where he was processed and released.
Later in the evening, just before midnight, police received another call of a single-vehicle crash in the town of Coventry.
Police say an odor of intoxicants was detected emitting from the driver, Gaetan Corderre, 25, of North Troy.
According to the report, Corderre also willingly completed standardized field sobriety exercises and was subsequently placed under arrest for DUI.
He was transported to the Vermont State Police Derby barracks, where he was processed and released.Are you on Instagram? Cool. So are we. CLICK HERE to follow us for a behind the scenes look at Newport Dispatch.