Woman accused of DUI with child in car



BENNINGTON -- A Bennington woman is accused of driving drunk with an infant in her car.

Kimberly A. Stone, 26, pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court to a second offense of driving under the influence of alcohol, and reckless endangerment. She was released under the conditions she not drive, or consume alcohol.

According to an affidavit by Bennington Police Cpl. Joshua Stemp, on Jan. 15 at 3:12 a.m. police received a report from a male who said he had been in an argument with Stone and that she had left his residence in a car, intoxicated, with an infant.

Stemp found the vehicle heading south on Route 7 when it was north of Exit 2. He pulled the vehicle over when he saw it weaving in its lane, and entering the passing lane.

The driver was Stone. She claimed to have had two beers between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. An infant was in the vehicle secured in a car seat. Stone’s blood-alcohol level at the scene was .135 percent.

Stone was also not wearing corrective lenses, which she is required to do when driving at night.

Her first DUI conviction was on May 27, 2009.

Contact Keith Whitcomb Jr. at kwhitcomb@benningtonbanner.com or follow him on Twitter @KWhitcombjr.


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