Springfield man arrested for DUI after hitting guardrails in Vermont

Normand Deblois charged with DUI, gross negligent operation of a motor vehicle

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Normand Deblois, 70, of Springfield is charged with operating under the influence after police pursued him for two miles on I-91 in Vermont.

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. (WWLP) – A man from Springfield is facing multiple charges, after Vermont state police say that he repeatedly struck guardrails on Interstate 91 while driving drunk early Friday morning.

According Vermont State Police Sgt. Michael Studin, a trooper tried to pull 70 year-old Normand Deblois over, after seeing him collide several times with the guardrail on I-91 northbound in Rockingham. The trooper put on the cruiser’s lights and sirens, but Deblois did not stop; continuing on for about two miles. Studin says Deblois hit speeds of up to 70 MPH and nearly crashed into several reflector posts.

He finally stopped his car in one of the travel lanes. He was arrested and held at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield, Vermont until his arraignment later in the day at Windham County Superior Court in Brattleboro.

Deblois was charged with the following:

    • Gross Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle
    • Driving Under the Influence
    • Leaving the Scene of an Accident
    • Attempting to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer

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