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Police: Driver Hits Gazebo Featured in Chevy Chase Movie



    Police: Driver Hits Gazebo Featured in Chevy Chase Movie
    FILE - AP
    FILE - In this March 10, 2008, file photo, actor Chevy Chase poses backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, in New York. On Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, a sign for an exit on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway for Clark and Westfield to read "Clark Griswold," after a character played by Chevy Chase in the Christmas cult classic, 'Christmas Vacation.' (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

    Vermont state police say a drunken driver drove across a town common and struck a gazebo that was featured in the 1988 Chevy Chase movie, "Funny Farm."

    Police say 71-year-old David Page of Groton, Connecticut, was charged with driving under the influence after the accident that occurred at 9:42 p.m. Friday on the Townshend town common.

    Authorities say Page's blood-alcohol content was .181 percent - more than twice the legal limit for intoxication. He had been driving north on Route 30 in the southeastern Vermont town when he drove onto the common. Page was taken to the Southern State Correctional Facility.

    Page is due to appear in superior court in Windham on Feb. 9. He did not immediately return a call seeking comment. It was not immediately known if he has a lawyer. 

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