WEST RUTLAND - A former Rutland state senator and at one time president of Carris Reels was arrested for driving under the influence this morning after Vermont State Police say he caused a head-on-collision with another vehicle on Route 133.
Carris, 69, was unhurt in the 8:30 a.m. crash, but police say the driver of the other vehicle, Robert MacMurray, 71, of West Rutland , was taken by ambulance to Rutland Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.
Police say Carris was driving a 2013 Ford F-150 truck south at about 30 mph when he crossed the center line and collided with a 2008 GMC Sierra driven by MacMurray, who police say was also driving 30 mph.
Carris, who stepped down from his Senate seat in 2012 due to health reasons, is also listed as the chairman of the board of directors at Carris Reels , which transitioned to an employee-owned company in 2005.
Police say Carris was processed for DUI. Carris was issued a citation to appear in Rutland criminal court Aug. 4.MORE IN This Just InCASTLETON — The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is about to launch an $800,... Full Story
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