Arlington man arrested on suspicion of DUI after single-vehicle crash

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ARLINGTON –– A 35-year-old Arlington man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after a single-vehicle crash on Vermont Route 7A on August 4, Vermont State Police said.

James D. Pecor was southbound on the highway when his vehicle veered off the road and hit a tree, police said.

Pecor, who was wearing a seatbelt, was not injured in the crash, which left his 2005 Chevrolet Silverado with front-end damage.

When troopers arrived at the scene near Rablogan Castle of Scotland, they noticed signs of impairment in Pecor, leading to a DUI Drugs screening.

Pecor was subsequently arrested and taken to the Shaftsbury Barracks for processing. A drug recognition expert from the Winhall Police Department assisted in the investigation.

Pecor was later released to a sober adult and is expected to appear in court at a later date to answer to the charges, police said.

He also faces a charge of criminal driving with a suspended license.

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