Burlington man found unconscious

A Burlington man who police found passed out in his car on Route 116 in St. George has been charged with refusing to take a blood-alcohol test for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Nathan V. Strickler-McCann was charged after an incident July 29 at 7:41 in the morning.

Vermont State Police were notified that a car was disabled on a curve on Route 16 and was causing a traffic hazard.

Troopers said Strickler-McCann was alone in the 2012 Toyota Camry that was blocking the northbound lane; the vehicle had gone off the road and was damaged.

Police said Strickler-McCann was passed out behind the steering wheel. A rescue crew was called in to check Strickler-McCann to make sure there was no medical issue.

Troopers took him into custody for suspicion of DUI; he was charged with refusing to take a DUI test and is due in Chittenden District Court Aug. 17.

Anyone who saw the car go off Route 116 is asked to call Cpl. Andrew Leise at 802-878-7111.

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