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Successful completion of drug recognition training

Attorney Evan Chadwick of Chadwick Law, traveled to Alpharetta, Ga., in order to participate in a vigorous three day training regarding the process and science behind a drug recognition evaluation that accompanies many DUI prosecutions.

"The training I received was essential in furthering my understanding of the science behind a Drug Recognition Evaluation and what errors officers make in conducting these evaluations," said Chadwick. "It is a training that anyone who is serious about defending DUIs in Vermont needs to take in order to best serve their clients."

Chadwick received a thorough overview in the 2015 NHTSA/IACP DRE Pre-School and DRE 7-Day training curriculum that officers attend nationwide. Emphasis was made on analyzing a DRE case file, to include, the DRE Face Sheet and DRE Narrative report, how to compare the two with one another and with the drug symptomology chart, as well as emphasis on each specific step involved in a 12-step DRE evaluation. Time was also be spent covering the IACP's rules and regulations that officers are required to follow in order to become certified and to recertify as a DRE.

BrattCave

opens Monday

The BrattCave, a climbing gym in the Cotton Mill, opens Monday, Sept. 1.

The BrattCave is a bouldering gym with steep-to-vertical climbing walls. Beginners and experienced climbers welcome. For more information, find BrattCave on Facebook.

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