Supreme Court rejects man’s DUI appeal

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The Vermont Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a man who complained a drunken driving charge against him was improper because the state did not supply him with a copy of a videotape of his arrest.

In the Orleans County case, Alfred Poutre submitted to a breath test at a police station and was found with more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

The justices upheld District Court Judge Edward Cashman’s finding that the videotape was not relevant.

The justices ruled that there was no claim of bad faith concerning the state’s failure to turn over a copy of the tape. They also said there was no evidence the breath test had not been properly given.

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