Colchester man faces DUI charge after car rollover

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Christopher S. Keller

Christopher S. Keller

Vermont State Police say a Colchester man was impaired by alcohol and had suspected narcotics with him when he rolled his car over on the interstate last Sunday morning.

According to a press release, state troopers responded to a report of a single vehicle rollover on Interstate 89 southbound in Richmond, just after 10 a.m. on April 2.

Initial reports said the operator, 29-year-old Christopher S. Keller, attempted to flee the crash site on foot before Richmond police apprehended him.

Richmond officers stood by with Keller until VSP troopers arrived, the release said. A breathalyzer test found Keller had a .119 percent blood alcohol content, according to state police.

Police also found 13 individually wrapped plastic sandwich bag corners of a white powdery substance. The suspected narcotics will be sent to the Vermont Forensic Laboratory for analysis, police said.

Keller sustained cuts and scrapes and a soft tissue back injury, according to the release. His 2004 Subaru Legacy was totaled.

Keller was processed for a DUI at the Williston State Police barracks and released on a citation, the press release said. He is scheduled to appear in Chittenden District Court on April 20.