DUI crash into the Passumpsic River, Wheelock

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WHEELOCK — A 50-year-old man from Massachusetts is facing charges of DUI, following a rollover crash that ended in the Passumpsic River yesterday.

Police were alerted to the incident on Vermont Route 122, near Peak Road in Wheelock, at around 5:14 p.m.

The driver was identified as Richard Brown, of Clinton, MA.

Police say Brown was headed south when he failed to negotiate a curve and went down the embankment and into the river.

While speaking with Brown, police say they detected several indicators of impairment.

Police say he was operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and was taken into custody.

He was later transported to NERCF for detox.

Police were assisted on the scene by Wheelock Fire and Lyndon Rescue.