Vermont drops DUI charge against former state trooper

February 15, 2018

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Attorney General’s office has dismissed a 2015 drunken driving charge against a former state police trooper.

Last February, a trial in the case of 30-year-old Eric Rademacher ended with a hung jury.

The Rutland Herald reports the state decided to dismiss the case last week.

Rademacher maintained his innocence but resigned from the state police about a month after the incident.

Rademacher was cited after he was called from home while off-duty at about 4:40 a.m. March 2, 2015 to respond to a crash on U.S. Route 4 in Killington. Later that morning another trooper smelled alcohol while they responded to another incident.

Rademacher’s attorney David Sleigh says they’re delighted the case is over. Rademacher is now living in New Jersey.

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