Man charged with DUI after parking on lawn of AA founder's birth home

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DORSET -- State police said they cited a Massachusetts man for driving under the influence of alcohol after he parked his vehicle in the front yard of The Wilson House, the home where Bill W., cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous, was born.

Police said Donald Blood III, 55, of Marlboro, Mass., was cited to appear in Bennington Superior Court Criminal Division on Jan. 14.

Police were called to the Wilson House on Christmas Eve at 7:25 p.m. because of the parked vehicle. Vermont State Police Trooper

Christopher Burnett said Blood was a guest at the house and no damage was done during the incident.

According to its Website the Wilson House is a non-profit foundation and the building itself, a historic former hotel, hosts alcohol treatment group meetings.


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