Wells man charged with DUI, leaving accident scene

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FAIR HAVEN — A Wells man was arrested on charges of DUI refusal and leaving the scene of an accident after attempting to purchase alcohol at a local supermarket, authorities said Monday.

Fair Haven Police took Adrian D. Montbrand, 41, into custody on March 30 at about 8:45 p.m. following a motor vehicle complaint.

A caller reported Montbrand stumbling and struggling to walk at Shaws Supermarket.

Officers located Montbrand driving on S. Main St. at approximately 5 mph.

During the stop, police observed signs of intoxication.

Montbrand failed field sobriety exercises and refused to provide a breath sample, resulting in a DUI refusal charge.

Further investigation revealed that Montbrand’s vehicle had front-end damage and two flat front tires.

Authorities determined that he had lost control at the intersection of Washington St and West St, hit the curb, and subsequently drove through a park, damaging a fence before exiting on the park’s east side.

Montbrand was arrested and released with a summons to appear in Rutland District Court at a later date.

The investigation was conducted by Pt. Cheri Mcdermott and Chief William Humphries.

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