Man charged in campground stabbing, DUI

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ARLINGTON — A 17-year-old North Bennington man has been charged with felony aggravated assault after a drunken altercation in Arlington ended in a stabbing, according to a Vermont State Police affidavit.

Sebastian Peltier stabbed his 18-year-old friend around 1 a.m. Monday at Howell's Campground on No Name Road after the two had been drinking vodka and began a physical argument, the affidavit states.

The victim informed troopers that Peltier was "becoming disorderly" and the victim asked Peltier to stop, but Peltier began throwing punches and stabbed the victim in the left shoulder, documents state.

After stabbing the victim, Peltier left the campsite and drove back to his parents' house in North Bennington, where police located him around 4 a.m., the affidavit states. Peltier was also charged with driving under the influence.

The victim was transported to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center by his mother and stepfather. While the injury was not life-threatening, the affidavit states the victim had lost range of motion in his shoulder.

Judge David Howard set conditions for Peltier on his Monday court date, which include remaining at his North Bennington home and avoiding contact with the victim.

Peltier is to appear at court for a calendar call Monday, Sept. 28 at 1:30 p.m.

Christie Wisniewski can be reached at cwisniewski@benningtonbanner.com and at 802-447-7567, ext. 111.

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