BRATTLEBORO >> Assault charges were dropped against a Brattleboro man convicted of his third DUI charge.

Gary Palmer, 55, of Canal Street, was facing simple assault and disorderly conduct charges after Vermont State Police responded to a May 2013 incident involving Palmer crashing his vehicle in Marlboro. A plea deal on Oct. 15, 2015 saw Palmer charged only with DUI.

In an affidavit, police said Palmer "began assaulting the (hospital) staff after they attempted to draw blood from him" and insulted a trooper.