A Vermont lawmaker has pleaded not guilty to charges he drove under the influence on his way to Barre last month.
The Burlington Free Press reports Rep. Stephen Carr entered the plea Thursday to two charges of first-offense driving under the influence of alcohol. The 66-year-old Brandon Democrat was released on conditions.
Carr was stopped Jan. 14 after police say he was going 15 mph above the speed limit. Police say Carr took a breath test that recorded 0.149 percent nearly an hour after the stop. The legal limit for adult drivers in the state is 0.08 percent.
Police say Carr told them he was driving to Barre from Montpelier after eating dinner and having several drinks.
Carr declined to comment after the hearing.