Police arrest drunk woman driving nearly four times the legal limit in Townshend

TOWNSHEND — Police say an extremely drunk driver with a BAC level of .303 percent was taken off the road in Townshend thanks to an alert motorist who notified police.

On Thursday at around 8:15 p.m., police received a call from a concerned citizen reporting a vehicle that was being operated in an erratic manner on Route 100 in Wardsboro.

During the call to 911, police say the citizen was following behind the vehicle and it had nearly crashed into several vehicles and almost struck the guardrail on several occasions.

Police located the vehicle and initiated a stop on Route 30 in Townshend.

The driver was identified as Mary Kate Gilrein, 31, of Springfield, Mass.

Police say Gilrein refused to perform any sobriety exercises at the roadside and refused to provide a preliminary breath test.

She was taken into custody and transported to Westminster for processing.

While at the barracks, Gilrein provided a sample of her breath and the result was .303 percent.

She was ordered held until sober at the Southern State Correctional Facility and issued a citation to appear in court.

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2 Comments on Police arrest drunk woman driving nearly four times the legal limit in Townshend

  1. Glad you were able to get her off the road before something really bad happened.I had heard she was in the Wilmington -Bennington area befor she was seen in Wardsboro.

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