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Windham County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 266, Newfane, VT 05345

DUI #2/Excessive Speed/Gross Neg Op. arrest-Putney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE12/07/2022 3:52 PM

Incident: 22WHC005409
Date: 12/1/22
Location: Interstate 91 north Putney, VT
Investigating Deputy: Det. Sgt. M. Checchi/Deputy D. Gaillardetz

Accused: Micah McTaggart
Age: 36
City & State of Residence: Brattleboro, VT

Charges: DUI #2, Excessive Speed, Gross Negligent Operation

Description: On December 1st, 2022, at approximately 1635 hours, an off-duty Windham County Deputy called into the Windham County Sheriff's Office reporting a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and driving erratically on Interstate 91 north bound near Exit 3 in the Town of Brattleboro, VT.

Shortly after, other Windham County Deputies observed the same vehicle traveling north on Interstate 91 near Exit 4 in the Town of Putney at a high rate of speed. One of the deputies observed the vehicle to be traveling at over 120 mph. This deputy was able to catch up to the vehicle near Exit 5 in the Town of Westminster, VT. The vehicle was stopped and the operator, Micah McTaggart, showed signs of impairment. He was screened and subsequently arrested for DUI #2, Excessive Speed, and Gross Negligent Operation. He was processed at the Bellows Falls Police Department and released on a citation to appear at a later date.

Court Date: 12/20/22
Bail: N/A



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