Dummerston man faces multiple charges after traffic stop

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DUMMERSTON — A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a Chester man on multiple charges, including his fifth DUI offense and possession of cocaine, Vermont State Police reported Wednesday.

Julio Fuentes-Mercado, 44, was pulled over around 10:03 a.m. on Jan. 17 after a trooper observed a vehicle violation at the intersection of Middle Road and U.S. Route 5.

During the stop, the trooper detected signs of impairment and subsequently arrested Fuentes-Mercado.

In addition to DUI and drug possession, Fuentes-Mercado was charged with criminal driving with a suspended license and violation of conditions of release.

After processing, Fuentes-Mercado was released with a citation to appear in Windham County Superior Court on March 26 at 8:30 a.m. to respond to the charges.

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