Hartford man charged with driving under influence of pot
Stop took place on Route 4 Thursday evening
HARTFORD, VT - A Hartford man is facing charges of driving while under the influence of marijuana and of possession of a felony amount of marijuana following a traffic stop that took place on Route 4 around 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening.
Matthew Clair, 34, was originally stopped for a "lane violation" and for talking on his cellphone while driving, Vermont State Police Sgt. John Helfant explained; however, the sergeant added that after police detected an odor of pot they ended up searching Clair's car which led to the discovery of just under three ounces of marijuana.
Police ended up screening Clair roadside for impaired driving before taking him to the Royalton State Police Barracks where he was screened further by a certified police Drug Recognition Expert and then eventually released with a citation to answer the charged at the Windsor County Courthouse in downtown White River Junction on September 12th.
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