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Drunk Driver Injured With 4-Year-Old in Car

A disturbing story out of Cavendish, Vermont involving a 31-year-old Poultney man driving drunk with a four-year-old in his car.

According to Vermont State Police, officers responded to Whites Hill Road in Cavendish shortly after 4:30 yesterday afternoon on a call of a single-car accident in the area. Once on the scene, officers discovered Clinton McPhail suffering from injuries in his vehicle, and an uninjured 4-year-old child. McPhail was transported via ambulance to nearby Springfield Hospital for treatment, where he eventually submitted to a blood test.

McPhail will be cited on charges of driving under the influence, driving after suspension and cruelty to a child under 10 once released from the hospital. Police did not release the identity of the child, or whether the child is related to McPhail.

The investigation into the crash remains ongoing.

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