Not long; in Vermont the Statutes require a person be arraigned on the criminal charge within 21 days if released on a CITATION. In the event a person is detained in police custody, they will be brought to court the next day.
If an operator sends in the NOTICE of INTENTION in a timely fashion on a first offense, the driver’s license will not be suspended. However, upon a conviction in criminal court for DUI, your license or privilege to drive in VT will be suspended for a minimum of 90 days and you will be required to complete an Impaired Drivers class. For second and third offenses, the suspensions will be much greater.
The officer should give you a CRASH report. If there is an injury or property damage in excess of $3,000.00, the operator will have to complete and file an individual CRASH report. These are available online at VT DMV or at a VT DMV office.