I was stopped in Vermont for a motor vehicle violation and got charged with a DUI. I wasn’t swerving or driving erratically. Can Vermont law enforcement charge a DUI when I wasn’t driving badly?
Yes. You can be stopped by the police in Vermont for a motor vehicle violation or for reasonable suspicion of criminal activity. Once you are stopped if the Vermont law enforcement officer develops reasonable suspicion of DUI – Alcohol or DUI – Drugs he or she may order or ask you to exit the vehicle to perform standard field sobriety tests and/or to take a preliminary breath test (PBT.)