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July 12, 2016

Press Release-Crash-Topsham

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
 
CASE#: 16B301434
TROOPER: J. Haley   
STATION: St Johnsbury                   
CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

DATE/TIME: 07/10/16 2211 hours
LOCATION: VT Route 25, Topsham VT

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: John Graves
AGE: 28   
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Barre, VT

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: front end, driver's and passenger's side

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 07/10/16 at approximately 2211 hours, State Police received the report of a vehicle that left the roadway and nearly struck a residence then crashed through a wooden fence and fled the scene. The vehicle and the operator were located further west on VT Route 25 when the vehicle became disabled due to the crash. The operator Johns Graves (28) of Barre was arrested and processed for DUI. Graves was release on a citation to appear in Orange County Court for the charges of DUI, Leaving the Scene of an accident, and False Information.


COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE: 08/24/16 
COURT: Orange County
MUG SHOT: Yes