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 InRICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1898, Nelson Miles leads American troops into Puerto Rico during Spanish-American War, Bob Dylan electrifies Newport Folk Festival in 1965, author and longshoreman Eric Hoffer born this day in 1902. 0Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott uploads astronomic,historic and epigrammatic data... Full Story
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