Charlotte man faces his third DUI, speeding and more charges

A Charlotte man is facing a felony charge of driving while under the influence third offense after Vermont State Police said they stopped him driving 105 mph in a 50-mph zone in Charlotte last Friday.

On Monday, Wight Manning, 48, pled not guilty in Vermont Superior Court to the DUI charge along with charges of excessive speed, negligent operation, driving while his license was suspended and two counts of violation of conditions of release, police said.
Manning was released on the conditions that he cannot drive, nor consume or buy alcohol, the State’s Attorney’s office said.

Police said Manning was stopped just before 6 p.m. on Friday. Trooper Bradley Miller said he was monitoring traffic on Hinesburg and Mount Philo roads when he clocked Manning driving a Subaru Impreza going 105 mph at about 5:55 p.m.

Miller said Manning showed signs of impairment and was placed under arrest for suspected DUI.  Police took Manning first to the State Police barracks in Williston. He was later lodged at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in South Burlington for lack of $1,500 bail, police said.

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