Lyndonville man charged with DUI, assaulting medical staff at hospital

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LYNDON — A 20-year-old man from Lyndon was arrested following a crash in Lyndon on Saturday.

The single-vehicle crash took place on South Wheelock Road at around 6:00 p.m.

According to the report, Austin Emmons, 20, of Lyndon, lost control of his vehicle, crossed over the oncoming lane, and collided with a telephone pole.

The vehicle was occupied by Emmons and his dog.

The telephone pole was damaged and resulted in live wires down across the road.

Police say speed and alcohol intoxication are contributing factors of the crash.

Emmons was transported to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

While at the hospital, Emmons assaulted medical staff and caused a disturbance in the emergency room.

He was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI and the charges of misuse of license plate, failure to maintain lane, operating with a suspended license, alcohol under 21, failure to wear a seatbelt.

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