DORSET, VT. (AP) - Vermont man arrested for DUI after allegedly driving
on AA co-founder’s lawn. The lawn is connected to a historic home
once owned by the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill Wilson. The
State Police were called to the Wilson House around 7:30p.m. on Christmas
Eve, Decmeber 24, 2012.
Located in Dorset, VT, the Wilson House was home to AA co-founder Bill Wilson.
He thought he was driving into a parking lot.
Police say 55-year-old Donald Blood III of Marlborough, Mass., was ordered
to appear in court in Bennington on Jan. 14. Police say Blood thought
he was driving into a parking lot, but actually it was the lawn of the
Wilson House, built in 1852 in Dorset, VT.
A place of sanctuary…
The Wilson House, built in 1852, is the birthplace of Wilson. Its
website describes it as a "place of sanctuary where people can come to give
thanks to God for their new lives." The building, which is on the
National Register of Historic Places, hosts several Alcoholics Anonymous
meetings each week.
Arrested For DUI
Apparently, Mr. Blood did not get the memo that
law enforcement would be on high alert this Holiday Season. As ironic as this story is, Mr. Blood is at substantial
risk of losing his money, reputation and freedom. If you know of someone
in Mr. Blood’s position, you should always encourage that person
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on DUI law.
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