DUI offense cited at AA founder site
DORSET — A Massachusetts man was cited for drunken driving after police said he drove onto the front lawn of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson’s property on Christmas Eve.
Donald Blood III, 55, of Marlboro, Mass., was cited to appear in Bennington criminal court on Jan. 14.
In a press release from the Vermont State Police, Trooper Christopher Burnett said police were called to The Wilson House on Village Street in Dorset about 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24.
Burnett said police determined that Blood had driven his vehicle on the front yard, thinking it was a parking lot.
Blood was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after an investigation, Burnett said.
The Wilson House, built in 1852, is the birthplace of Wilson. Its website describes it as a “place of sanctuary where people can come to give thanks to God for their new lives.” The building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, hosts several Alcoholics Anonymous meetings each week.MORE IN Southern VermontMONTPELIER — The attorney general’s office and the Shumlin administration have joined... Full StoryBRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro residents younger than 18 must wait their turn to vote after a proposal... Full Story
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