WATERBURY — Police say an intoxicated man talking to motorists late on July 4 on Route 2 was taken into custody and cited to court for violating conditions of release.

Around 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, Vermont State Police, on a routine patrol, came upon Earl Baumgardner, 62, of Waterbury, "standing in the middle of the roadway speaking with a passing motorist," according to a news release.

Police learned that as part of his probation, Baumgardner was not supposed to be drinking. Police said he had consumed alcohol earlier in the evening.

Baumgardner was taken into custody and transported to the Middlesex State Police barracks for processing.

Baumgardner was issued a citation to appear in Washington County criminal court on Aug. 22 to answer the charge of violating his conditions of release.

Baumgardner was transported to a detox facility for the remainder of the evening.

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