Driver charged with DUI, possession of meth in Rutland

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RUTLAND — A 39-year-old man from Proctor was arrested on a warrant in Rutland on Friday.

Police say they initiated a traffic stop on US Route 7, near the Green Mountain Plaza, at around 1:45 a.m.

The driver was identified as Joseph Tardif.

During the interaction, Tardif displayed several indicators of impairment and was screened for driving under the influence.

He was taken into custody and transported to the State Police barracks in Rutland for processing.

Police were granted a search warrant for Tardif’s vehicle.

Upon execution of the search warrant, police say they located a plastic bag containing methamphetamine.

Yesterday, he was issued a citation to appear in court for DUI and possession of methamphetamine on February 13.

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