DUI charges after vehicle reported driving erratically in St. Johnsbury

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ST. JOHNSBURY — A 34-year-old man was arrested for DUI drugs following an incident in St. Johnsbury on Sunday.

Authorities say they were notified of a motorist, later identified as Christopher Watkins II, driving erratically on US 5 at around 5:25 p.m.

Police say Watkins stopped the vehicle at Sunoco Gas Station located on Memorial Drive.

He remained in the vehicle until police arrived.

During the course of the investigation, police say they observed several signs of impairment and conducted field sobriety tests.

Watkins was believed to be under the influence of drugs other than alcohol, and was arrested for suspicion of DUI – drug.

Following further evidentiary processing, it was found that Watkins was under the influence of drugs while operating the motor vehicle.

He was cited to answer to the charges on November 6.

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