*UPDATED* Newport Police Arrest Man for Drunk Driving

Newport Police Department
Chief Seth C. DiSanto
222 Main St.
Newport VT 05855

newport-vt-patchFor Immediate Release

Monday, April 29, 2019

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Phone: 617-993-0003
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Newport Police Arrest Man for Drunk Driving

Newport police responded to a motor vehicle crash into a telephone pole at approximately 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 28. (Courtesy Photo Newport Police Department)This version adds another charge, and updates the headline and lede. 

NEWPORT, Vermont — Chief Seth DiSanto reports that the Newport Police Department arrested and charged a man with OUI Liquor following a crash Sunday morning.

At approximately 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 28, police came upon fallen telephone pole wires which led them to the scene of a crash involving a motor vehicle into a telephone pole in the area of Union Street and Prouty Drive.

The driver of the vehicle, RYAN BREWSTER, 32, OF NEWPORT, was charged with a second offence of Driving Under the Influence, Gross Negligent Operation, Criminal Refusal and False Information to Law Enforcement. He sustained injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening and was medically cleared by EMTs following the crash. A female passenger refused medical attention, and did not appear to have sustained any injuries from the crash.

Members of the Newport City Fire Department, Newport Ambulance, Vermont State Police and Vermont Electric Cooperative also responded to the crash.

Both Union Street and Prouty Drive lost power temporarily after the crash, and Prouty Drive was closed until approximately 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

“Reckless driving endangers the life of the driver, passengers and everyone else on the road,” Chief DiSanto said. “Let this serve as a reminder to our community that it’s crucial to drive responsibly, pay attention and follow the rules of the road.”

Brewster will appear in Orleans Criminal Court on May 14.