VSP arrest man after he traveled “more than two football fields” out of control on Interstate 89

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Vermont State Police arrested a man troopers say traveled “more than two football fields” out of control on Interstate 89 Wednesday.

State Police say they first responded to a single car crash around 10:18 Wednesday morning, and found Roger Kilbourn, 59, of Burlington.

Police say Kilbourn’s car came to rest in the median at mile marker 79, northbound in Richmond.

Upon arrival and through investigation, it was found that Kilbourn, who had been driving northbound, traveled 674 feet out of control almost going into the southbound lanes on I89.

Police say Kilbourn was subsequently transported to the University fo Vermont Medical Center’s emergency room for treatment.

In a media release, State Police noted Kilbourn’s estimated discharge time was four to five hours. 

Due to the wait, and per E.R. staff, Troopers began DUI Blood paperwork, as well as a search warrant for blood after Kilbourn refused.

Police say approximately two hours after starting DUI Blood paperwork, Kilbourn was released from UVMMC.

After this, Trooper say Kilbourn was transported to the Williston Barracks, and processed for DUI via an infrared device. Kilbourn refused an evidentiary test at the barracks.

Later that day, Kilbourn was transported to a facility to receive crisis services, but left about 15 minutes after being admitted.

Anyone who may have witnessed Kilbourn while driving his Grey Infiniti G35 northbound on I-89 on March 21, 2018, close to 10:18 a.m., is asked to contact Corporal Andrew Leise at VSP Williston at (802) 878-7111.

VSP Williston Troopers investigated the incident from 10:18 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Kilbourn was cited to appear in Chittenden District Court for April 10, 2018 for DUI#1 Refusal and Negligent Operation.

State Police say Kilbourn will also be issued a VCVC for driving on roadways laned for traffic for losing control.

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