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Man cited for DUI for driving on AA co-founder's lawn

1:28 PM, Dec 27, 2012   |    comments
Bill and Lois Wilson, the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon, respectively, sit outside their Katonah, N.Y. home, Stepping Stones, in 1960.
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(USA TODAY) -- Vermont police have cited a Massachusetts man for DUI after he allegedly drove onto the front lawn of the birthplace of the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous in Vermont on Christmas Eve.

State troopers said Donald Blood III, 55, of Marlboro, Mass., thought the front yard of The Wilson House in Dover, Vt., was a parking lot, the Rutland Herald reported.

Blood was ordered to appear in court in Bennington, Vt., on Jan. 14.

The Wilson House, built in 1852, is the birthplace of Bill Wilson, co-founder of AA who died in 1971.

The building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is described on its website as a "place of sanctuary where people can come to give thanks to God for their new lives."

It also hosts several AA meetings each week.

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