On March 8, 2023

Woodstock police officer on paid leave after DUI

Staff report

A Woodstock police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after he was arrested for drunk driving.

Kaleb McIntire, 33, of Bridgewater, had been with the department since 2020. He was arrested for suspicion of DUI on March 2 after Vermont State Police responded to a domestic disturbance on Braley Hill Road in Bridgewater around 10:54 p.m. 

Investigation revealed McIntire and John M. Luce, 58, of Bridgewater had both been operating separate vehicles while intoxicated.  Police said McIntire and Luce were released on criminal citations to appear in Vermont Superior Court Windsor Criminal Division.

Woodstock Police Chief Robbie Blish said in a statement the department is cooperating with the State Police. 

“We are committed to supporting Vermont State Police’s investigation to the fullest extent needed, and will likewise thoroughly review this matter upon the conclusion of the judicial process,” Blish said in a statement.

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