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Man gets DUI after driving on AA co-founder's lawn

8:25 AM, 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.(Photo: Gannett/Stepping Stones Foundation)
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DORSET, Vt. (AP) - Vermont State Police say a man faces a drunken driving charge after driving onto the lawn of the historic home in Dorset once owned by the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Police say 55-year-old Donald Blood III of Marlboro, Mass., was ordered to appear in court in Bennington on Jan. 14.

Police say Blood thought he was driving into a parking lot, but actually it was the lawn of the Wilson House, built in 1852, the birthplace of AA co-founder Bill Wilson.

The Wilson House's website describes it as a "place of sanctuary where people can come to give thanks to God for their new lives."

It still hosts several AA meetings each week.

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