Wrong-way driver arrested on I-91 for DUI, negligent operation in St. Johnsbury

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ST. JOHNSBURY — A Plainfield man faces multiple charges after allegedly driving the wrong way on Interstate 91 and nearly colliding with a state trooper’s cruiser.

Vermont State Police arrested David Capaccioli, 56, on Sunday night following reports of a vehicle traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of I-91 near mile marker 133 in St. Johnsbury.

Troopers responded around 7:57 p.m. and observed a silver 2014 Subaru Outback traveling south in the northbound passing lane at approximately 65 mph.

Despite attempts to stop the vehicle using sirens and emergency lights, the driver continued, forcing a trooper to swerve to avoid a head-on collision.

The vehicle eventually exited the interstate via an on-ramp, continuing to travel in the wrong direction on U.S.

Route 2 before troopers intercepted it on the U.S. 2 / I-91 overpass.

Capaccioli was taken into custody after exhibiting signs of impairment, police said.

He was transported to the St. Johnsbury barracks for processing and cited to appear in Caledonia County Superior Court on July 8 at 8:30 a.m.

Capaccioli faces charges of driving under the influence (second offense) and gross negligent operation.

Dashcam footage from the trooper’s cruiser captured the near-collision, according to police.

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