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Charges for driving on AA founder's former lawn

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DORSET, Vt. -- Police say a man faces a drunken-driving charge after driving onto the lawn of a historic home once owned by the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Vermont State Police say 55-year-old Donald Blood III of Massachusetts thought he was driving into a parking lot, but actually it was the lawn of the Wilson House, built in 1852 in Dorset, 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."

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 28, 2012 A2

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