Vermont Lawmaker Debbie Ingram Accused of Drunk Driving

Sen. Debbie Ingram of Chittenden County went off the road last night in Williston, police said

A Vermont state lawmaker is accused of driving drunk.

The Williston Police Department says Debbie Ingram, 55, went off the road and into a ditch Thursday night.

Officers said it was the second time on that same stretch of South Road that Ingram veered off the edge, previously having struck what was termed a "fixed object".

Ingram represents Chittenden County as a Democrat in the Vermont Senate.

According to her biography published on the online directory of the Vermont General Assembly, Ingram lives on South Road in Williston.

The Williston Police Department said it cited Ingram to appear in court in early November to answer to a drunk driving charge.

An attorney for Ingram, Ted Kenney, said his client intends to plead guilty at her arraignment and intends to continue serving her constituents.

Additionally, Kenney sent media organizations the following statement from Sen. Ingram:

"Last night I was arrested near my home in Williston and charged with a DUI. I am grateful that no one was injured as a result of my irresponsible behavior. I suffer from a disease for which I have been getting treatment through a 12-Step program. I had a temporary setback last night and will continue to seek treatment to ensure that something like this never happens again. I accept full responsibility for the consequences of my actions."

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