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Vermont Man Arrested for DUI While Shopping

| by Emily Smith

Vermont man Joseph Kapitanski was charged with driving while under the influence after a state trooper spotted him shopping at a grocery store.

Off-duty Vermont state Trooper Bryson Lunderville was at the Londonderry IGA last week when he spotted Kapitanski, who Lunderville perceived to be extremely intoxicated.

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Station commander Lt. Tim Oliver was nearby and took Kapitanski into custody before he got behind the wheel of his 2001 Dodge pickup.

It was approximately 5:20 p.m. when the 53-year-old was arrested.

Kapitanski was also charged with previous DUIs in 1981, 1983 and 1987. Oliver used the man's previous DUIs as justification for arresting Kapitanski on his fourth charge.

Kapitanski was ordered to appear in Vermont Superior Court on Jan. 28 and was charged with a felony.

Sources: Burlington Free Press, Reformer