DATE: February 11th 2024 at 1958 Hours
LOCATION: Middle Road / Mill River Union High School - Clarendon, VT
ARRESTING OFFICER: Corporal Gregory Ricketts - Rutland County Sheriff's Department
DEFENDANT: Sarah M. Andrews
CITY & STATE OF RESIDENCE: Clarendon, VT
(DUI) Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol - Title 23 VSA 1201
Grossly Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle - Title 23 VSA 1091b
Excessive Speed - Title 23 VSA 1097
Reckless Endangerment - Title 13 VSA 1025
DESCRIPTION: On the above date and time, Corporal Ricketts observed a vehicle traveling at 71 MPH in a 40 MPH zone, while also failing to maintain its lane on Middle Road in the Town of Clarendon. As a result, a traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and the operator was identified as Sarah M. Andrews of Clarendon, VT. At this time, Corporal Ricketts observed that Andrews had her two juvenile children inside the vehicle with her.
While speaking with Andrews, Corporal Ricketts observed several indicators of impairment from Andrews and as a result she was asked to perform standardized field sobriety tests which she failed to perform satisfactorily. Andrews then provided a roadside breath test in excess of two times the legal limit of alcohol in the State of Vermont. Andrews was placed under arrest and was transported to the Rutland City Police Department for processing where she provided an evidentiary breath sample above the legal limit of alcohol in the State of Vermont. Andrews was later released to a sober adult on a citation to appear at the Rutland Superior Court - Criminal Division on February 26th 2024 at 1000 hours to answer to the charges of DUI, Grossly Negligent Operation, Excessive Speed and Reckless Endangerment. The juvenile children were later turned over to a responsible adult.