Brandon man cited for DUI after traffic stop
BRANDON — A former star Otter Valley Union High School football player was charged with drinking and driving on Saturday night.
Vermont State Police said they pulled over Carson Leary, 19, on McKinley Avenue in Rutland Town on Dec. 17 at 9:47 p.m. for an unspecified motor vehicle violation.
The troopers that made the stop reported that Leary showed signs of impairment and consented to a field sobriety test. Just after 10 p.m., Leary reportedly had a preliminary measurable breath alcohol content of 0.103 percent. The BAC limit in Vermont is 0.08 percent.
According to police, Leary was taken into custody and transported to the State Police Barracks in Rutland and processed for suspicion of DUI. Leary was cited to appear in court at a later date.
Leary was a captain and the starting quarterback for the undefeated 2015 OV football team, which won the Division III Championship that fall. He was named Gatorade Player of the Year, a national award recognizing the top student-athletes in the United States.
Leary is a first-year student and football player at the University of New Hampshire.