NEWPORT — Newport Police have charged a man with DUI after locating his vehicle stopped facing the wrong direction on I-91.
Justin Gaboriault, 28, of Brownington, has been charged with driving under the influence, gross negligent operation, and reckless endangerment.
At around 4:20 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, Newport Police responded to a report of a vehicle facing the wrong direction at mile marker 175 on I-91.
Two Border Patrol units were already at the scene when police arrived.
They say a Chevrolet truck was facing north on the southbound shoulder.
Border Patrol Agents say attempts to wake the driver of the truck had been unsuccessful.
Newport Police were able to wake Gaboriault, who was sitting in the driver’s seat with the engine running.
He allegedly appeared disoriented, smelled of intoxicants, had bloodshot and watery eyes, and declined transportation to an area hospital, police say.
He was transported to the Newport Police Department, where police say he submitted to and ultimately failed multiple sobriety tests.
He declined to take a preliminary breath test.
Gaboriault was held overnight at the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport on $2,500 bail and is expected to be arraigned today at Orleans County Superior Court.