STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
STATION: VSP Williston
DATE/TIME: 6/12/16 at approximately 17:30
LOCATION: Nashville Road in Jericho, VT
OPERATOR: Kirk Counter
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Albans, VT
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2012 Chevy truck
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Total
V # / NAME / CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE / AGE / SEAT BELT? / NATURE OF INJURY
v #1/Counter/St. Albans, VT/41/Y/minor cuts and bruises
HOSPITAL: UVM Medical Center
WEATHER: Light Rain
ROAD COND: Wet Gravel
SUMMARY OF CRASH:
On 06/12/16 at approximately 17:30 hours VSP Williston was notified of a single vehicle crash on Nashville Rd. in the town of Jericho. Troopers from the Williston barracks as well as the Underhill/Jericho Fire Department and Richmond Rescue responded to the scene.
Investigation into the crash revealed that Kirk Counter, age 41 of St. Albans, was traveling along Nashville Rd when he traveled off the shoulder of the roadway and collided with 3 trees. The crash caused severe damage to Counter's 2012 Chevy truck. Counter advised that he had been distracted while texting and driving.
During the investigation it was suspected that Counter had been operating while under the influence of alcohol. A roadside preliminary breath sample was obtained and indicated a BAC of 0.155%.
Counter was transported to UVM Medical Center by Richmond Rescue and was later released. He was then taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. He was processed at the Williston State Police barracks and released with a Citation to Appear in Chittenden Superior Court on 06/30/16 to answer the charge of Driving while Under the Influence.
COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: 6/30/16
COURT: Chittenden Superior
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A
MUG SHOT: Y
Trooper Jacob Metayer
Vermont State Police
Phone (802) 878-7111
Fax (802) 878-2742
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