Man arrested after driving drunk on the lawn belonging to Alcoholics Anonymous founder

The Wilson House 
By: Sanvi Rizvi 

A man was arrested after being caught driving drunk on the lawn belonging to the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, according to police reports.

Vermont State Police said that the man faces a drunken driving charge after driving onto the lawn of a historic house that belongs to the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Police said that 55-year-old Donald Blood III of Marlborough, Massachusetts, was ordered to appear in court on a drunk driving charge in Bennington.

Police said that Blood believed he was driving in a parking lot, but actually he was driving in the
garden of the Wilson House, built in 1852 in Dorset, the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous cofounder Bill Wilson.

The website of the Wilson House describes it as a "place of refuge where people can come to thank God for their new life."

The house still hosts several Alcoholics Anonymous meetings each week.