A Massachusetts man has been charged with driving under the influence after he drove his car on to the lawn of the Wilson House, one-time home of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson. According to the Rutland Herald, Donald Blood III, 55, of Marlboro, MA has been cited to appear in court on January 14.
Vermont State Police spokesperson Trooper Christopher Burnett said that police were called to the Wilson House in Dorset at about 7:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Blood had driven his vehicle on to the front lawn on the house, apparently thinking he was in the parking lot.
The Wilson House, which was built in 1852, currently serves as a meeting place for AA groups. Bill Wilson was born there in 1895. Wilson founded AA in 1938 along with Dr. Bob Smith and a group of other recovering alcoholics.
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