Vermont State’s Attorney arrested, charged with DUI, sends insulting email to law enforcement leaders

A Vermont State’s Attorney facing DUI charges lashed out at her law enforcement partners after she was placed under arrest, having allegedly come to a live crime scene under investigation while intoxicated. Local Vermont news outlets have reported that Addison County State’s Attorney Eva Vekos, 54, fired off an incendiary email to law enforcement leaders less than a week after her arrest excoriating police officers and refusing to meet with them in person claiming, “I no longer feel safe around law enforcement.”

According to The Addison Independent, on Thursday, January 26, Vekos arrived at the scene of a suspicious death in Bridport. Police were on scene investigating the death of 44-year-old Stephen Nuciolo Sr., who died from a gunshot wound to the head. His death is still under investigation. But while at the scene on duty, as is not unusual for a State’s Attorney or District Attorney, officers began to question whether she was intoxicated. She was arrested after refusing to consent to field sobriety testing.





Per Court Documents cited by the Independent, Vermont State Police Sgt. Eden Neary, a certified DUI instructor, a certified Drug Recognition Expert, and a full-time patrol commander, was asked to process Vekos by arresting officers at the New Haven Barracks. He wrote in an affidavit, “While speaking with Vekos, I detected a moderate odor of intoxicants emanating from her, her eyes were watery, and she had mumbled speech at times.”

Neary explained that while Vekos insisted she was not intoxicated, there was alcohol on her breath and she exhibited slurred speech. He told the State’s Attorney that there were “enough indicators to request an evidentiary test, which I told her she knew as a state’s attorney, and she said she disagreed.”

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