Shelburne man charged with DUI after crashing, flipping car on Dorset

South Burlington Police Photo
The driver of this vehicle was not seriously hurt after a crash late Tuesday night on Dorset Street.

A Shelburne man suffered minor injuries when he crashed his car into a utility pole on Dorset Street in South Burlington late Tuesday night, knocking out power with crews still working in the area Wednesday morning.

Police said they charged 39-year-old Shon DiGuglielmo with driving under the influence.

The accident happened around 11:11 p.m. Tuesday on Dorset Street near Sadie Lane.

South Burlington police and fire crews responded to reports of a loud crash and power going out. They arrived to find a pole split in half in the roadway.

Police said DiGuglielmo was headed south on Dorset when he went off the east side of the road, hit the pole and then flipped Range Rover SUV several times.

He was taken to UVM Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. After he was released from the hospital, police said he was arrested for DUI and cited to appear in court on Nov. 27.

Police Chief Shawn Burke said DiGuglielmo refused to provide a breath sample after the crash.

Green Mountain Power workers arrived to restore power following the accident. Crews were still on site early Wednesday between Cheesefactory and Nowland Farm roads.

2 Responses to "Shelburne man charged with DUI after crashing, flipping car on Dorset"

  1. Tracy Thom   November 13, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    I’m extremely disappointed in your coverage of this story. This family has three children in the Shelburne School, the wife is a dentist in Shelburne – and you have a photo of the family in the paper as well in an ad! Why should the family pay for his mistake. They should pull their advertising from your paper.

    The editor should be ashamed of this click bait material. Even the TV coverage did not mention his name.

    Fortunately no one was hurt, but this story is indicative of the salacious type of coverage that has now consumed the Shelburne News. Be more socially responsible! Focus on the good news in town. I’ve watched this paper go steadily downhill with its down and dirty coverage of the select board, etc. And maybe you don’t really care since now your office is leaving Shelburne. That in itself is a huge mistake as well. This paper has truly devolved into a piece of crap.

    I believe you owe the wife and the kids an apology.

    Please print this in your letters to the editor as well.

  2. Carol L. Blattspieler   November 21, 2018 at 7:15 am

    Aside from the reporting of this story, let’s all think people. Shon, Erica and family are wonderful people with strong family values and will continue to live their lives with honesty, integrity and high morals and incredible professional standards. I know this family both personally and professionally and I can not say enough good about them. People make mistakes, they learn from them and use their mistakes as an opportunity to grow, give back and to be better people. Let’s move on and be respectful. We’ve ALL made mistakes in our lives and hopefully continue to learn from them. Let’s not judge, let’s not talk behind people’s backs, let’s be civil people who care and can show our love to one another. Tis the season! Holiday greetings to this wonderful family and their supportive community.
    I too would love this letter printed in your letters to the editor. Although I am not a Shelburne resident I am a former Shelburne resident and have the utmost respect for my neighbors and this fabulous community of people.


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