Friday, October 16, 2009

Man denies fifth DUI

A Bennington man pleaded innocent Tuesday to what police said was his fifth DUI. 46-year-old Ernest Morris was arraigned on two felony DUI charges and driving with a suspended license. Bennington Sgt. Lloyd Dean said he stopped Morris after watching him drive down two public roads because he knew Morris' license was suspended. According to the affidavit, Morris' blood alcohol was 0.129 percent, about 50% higher than the 0.08 limit. Morris had been convicted for DUI in Vermont in 2006 and 2007, and in three other states dating back to 1983.