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North Ferrisburgh man arrested for DUI #4 after hitting mailbox

MONKTON — A 49-year-old man from North Ferrisburgh was arrested on multiple charges following an incident in Monkton on Monday.

Police say they observed a vehicle traveling west over the double yellow line into the eastbound lane almost striking oncoming traffic on States Prison Hollow Road at around 10:40 p.m.

Police initiated a traffic stop on Monkton Ridge Road. 

The driver was identified as Tommy Brace.

While speaking with Brace, police say they detected signs of impairment. 

Brace was screened for DUI and placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI #4.

During the motor vehicle stop, police found that the vehicle that Brace was operating was not equipped with an ignition interlock device, which he is required to have under Vermont Law.

Upon further investigation, police also found that earlier Brace was operating his vehicle at high rates of speed and lost control of his vehicle, hitting a fence.

He left the scene of the crash.

He was transported to the New Haven barracks for processing and later released with a citation to appear in court at a later date to answer the charges of DUI #4, leaving the scene of an accident, negligent operation, criminal DLS.

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