Police: Bennington man shooting at deer from vehicle arrested for DUI

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SHAFTSBURY — A 52-year-old Bennington man was arrested for DUI following an incident in Shaftsbury yesterday.

Police say they were notified of a man shooting from his vehicle at a deer on Trumbull Hill Road at around 6:26 p.m.

Authorities made contact with the man, who they say then fled the scene.

The driver, identified as Gary Leonard, was eventually pulled over on Airport Road.

Police say Leonard showed signs of impairment and was screened for DUI.

He was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

State police were assisted by the Bennington Police Department and the Vermont State Game Wardens.