A Lunenburg man involved in a two-car crash on Route 5 in Derby last week

A Lunenburg man with a history of drunken driving charges is now behind bars following his involvement in a two-car crash on Route 5 in Derby last week. Vermont State Police say Tucker Jacobs, 25, was arrested near the crash scene after reportedly trying to flee the area on foot. Jacobs pleaded not guilty in Orleans Superior Court to misdemeanor charges of drunken driving, leaving the scene of a crash, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment and three counts of violating conditions of release related to prior charges. Judge Lisa A. Warren set bail at $2,500 and imposed a condition that Jacobs only be released into the custody of a court-appointed custodian. Judge Warren also ordered Jacobs to not buy, have or consume any alcoholic beverages, and be subject to a 24-hour curfew if released. Jacobs is now being held in pre-trial detention at Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport. Police say Jacobs was speeding north on Route 5 on Monday, Dec. 27, when a 2015 Nissan Sentra driven by Kathy Wilson, 23, of Brownington, pulled out of a driveway. Jacobs’ car then struck Wilson’s car causing it to spin around. Wilson provided a roadside breath test which showed she had zero alcohol in her system, but police say Jacobs’ car contained several bottles and cans of empty alcoholic beverages and after a records check police learned that Jacobs’ Vermont driver’s license was civilly suspended.

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