SUNDERLAND — A 54-year-old man from Bennington is facing charges following an incident in Sunderland yesterday.
Police say they were conducting a routine patrol in the area of US Route 7 at around 8:40 p.m. when they observed a motor vehicle traveling north at a high rate of speed.
The driver, identified as James G. Gagne, showed signs of alcohol impairment along with operating with a criminally suspended license.
Gagne also had an open container of alcohol and was consuming alcohol while operating the motor vehicle, police say.
He was processed at the Shaftsbury barracks and released with a citation to appear in court on December 12, to answer to the charges of DUI #3 and criminal DLS.