Local Man Cited on Rt. 4 for Third DUI

Woodstock Police Department Press Release:

Case: 13WK00848

Nature: Driving Under the Influence, Arrest
Offender: Scott L Hersey, Woodstock, VT

Incident: On May 28th, 2013 Woodstock Police Responded to East Woodstock Rd. in Taftsville for a report of an erratic motor vehicle, allegedly crossing into the shoulder and veering into oncoming traffic while driving west on US Rt 4 between Quechee and Taftsville.

Woodstock Police Officer Joseph Swanson investigated the complaint and subsequently arrested Hersey.

Hersey was charged with the offense of DUI Third or subsequent offense.

Officer Otranto assisted with the case.
Hersey was cited to appear in VT Dist. Court in WRJ on June 11, 2013 at 0800 hours.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Abby Gillette on May 29, 2013 at 14:32

    Is there some way to keep him off the road so he doesn’t hurt/kill someone?


    • Update: For those who wondered about “driving privileges” Chief of Police Robbie Blish informs us that under law the cited individual has 11 days to deal with the citation before a suspension of license hearing which is different from the hearing listed in the press release. The individual is also allowed to appeal, under law, any restrictions on driving. It may be, says Blish, that the individual is allowed to drive to and from work, but not after dark or at any other time, etc. etc.


      • Abby and Others with regard to suspension of driving license after second or subsequent DUI:

        From Vermont Statute Title 23, 1205:

        2) Second or subsequent offense. A suspension of a person’s license under this section shall become effective on the eleventh day after the person receives notice or is deemed to have received notice under subsection (c) of this section if:

        (A) the officer has reasonable grounds to believe the person has violated section 1201 of this title; and

        (B) after July 1, 1991, the person has:

        (i) had his or her operator’s license suspended pursuant to this section; or

        (ii) been convicted of a violation of section 1201 of this title.

        Woodstock Police Chief Robbie Blish says in some instances, at a suspension hearing, the alleged violator may be granted the privilege of driving to and from work with restrictions on driving after sunset, etc.


  2. Posted by Monica DiCarolis on May 29, 2013 at 20:32

    Did anyone else see the idiot who was jogging on Route 4 between the Beverage Warehouse and Taftsville? No shoulder, up against a guard rail, couldn’t have been local. At least I hope not. He was a danger!

    No but WEB saw a female jogger between Quechee and Taftsville running in the same direction as traffic in no shoulders areas and also thought “clueless” and “dangerous”!


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