Published: September 24, 2002
NEWFANE, VT. – Antiques dealer Richard Hall, a well-known specialist in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century furniture, was struck and killed Sunday evening, September 22, by a Manchester doctor that was allegedly drinking a beer while driving home from a New England Patriots game.
Hall had reportedly left a neighbor’s house with his dog moments earlier to return home for dinner and was struck by the oncoming vehicle while crossing Route. 30.
Vermont State Police stated that Hall died instantly of what appeared to be massive head injuries, although an autopsy was ordered to determine the exact cause of death. The dog was treated for injuries at a local veterinary hospital
The driver, Dr. James A. Most, 36, was reportedly cited for drunken driving in connection with the fatal accident. According to Vermont State Police, Most registered a .108 blood alcohol content when given a test nearly three quarters of an hour after the 7 pm accident. The legal limit in Vermont is .08.
The actual charges Most will face will not be filed until the investigation is completed. Most was reportedly released on citation and will be arraigned in Brattleboro District Court in October.
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