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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Man arrested for DUI, fleeing scene of crash in Waterford

WATERFORD — A 23-year-old man from Barnet was arrested following an incident in Waterford yesterday.

Authorities say they were notified of a motor vehicle off the road in the area of US Route 5 at around 5:30 p.m.

Police say they responded to the scene and discovered the reported truck stuck in a snowbank and smoking from the engine block and interior cabin.

Troopers also witnessed an individual who was later identified as the driver, Evan Lawton, fleeing the scene on foot.

Police stopped Lawton to question him about the incident.

During questioning, police say they observed several indicators of impairment.

Lawton was screened and arrested for suspicion of DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, violation of conditions, criminal suspension, and false report to law enforcement.

He was transported to the State Police St. Johnsbury barracks for processing.

He was issued a citation to appear in court to answer to the charges.

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