Police: 19-Year-Old Driver’s BAC Was 2x Legal Limit

A 19-year-old Vermont man was cited after allegedly crashing his car while drunk.

State police say Rory Kilpatrick was behind the wheel when he crashed his car into a tree on Dunham Avenue in Shaftsbury Sunday evening.

Kilpatrick, a Shaftsbury resident himself, had minor injuries in the crash.

When troopers arrived at the scene, they suspected he was driving under the influence of alcohol, and took Kilpatrick into custody for suspicious of DUI and careless and negligent operation.

State police say Kilpatrick then provided a preliminary breath sample, which put his blood alcohol content at 2.5 times the legal limit.

Kilpatrick refused to provide another breath sample at the Shaftsbury barracks.

He's due in court on Oct. 3. It's unclear if he has an attorney.

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