Rutland man arrested for DUI #5, crashing stolen vehicle

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WESTON — A 46-year-old Rutland man was arrested on multiple charges following an incident in Weston on Sunday.

Police were notified of a single-vehicle crash on Vermont Route 100, north of the intersection of Vermont Route 155, at around 6:25 p.m.

Police identified the driver as Paul T. Valente Jr. of Rutland, who was they say was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of and crashed his vehicle.

Police say Valente had been drinking and was arrested and transported to the Westminster State Police barracks for processing.

It was later found that Valente was operating a vehicle that was reported to be stolen by the Rutland City Police Department.

Rutland police also say that Valente was involved in a domestic assault incident with a household member earlier in the day.

Vermont State Police issued Valente a criminal citation for DUI #5 and negligent operation.

Also Rutland City Police Department issued Valente a criminal citation for domestic assault and operating without owner consent.

Police say he was lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility.