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Woman whose car plunged into pond charged with DUI

March 15, 2015

VERNON, Vt. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman whose car plunged into a Vermont pond was rescued by divers and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Windham County sheriffs say 20-year-old Taylor Tuttle of Deerfield, Massachusetts went off Route 142 north around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and went into the water.

Officials tell WCAX (http://bit.ly/1GShaGE ) that the woman was submerged and trapped inside her car, but had a cell phone and service and was able to call for help.

Tuttle — who was taken to an area hospital —was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and gross negligent operation. The crash is still under investigation.

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