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July 13, 2016

Press Release/Vermont State Police/Leaving the Scene of an Accident/Case No. 16C103737

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16C103737

TROOPER: Sgt. Doug Norton                                      

STATION: Rutland                  

CONTACT#: 7802-773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: July 12, 2016

LOCATION: Post Road - Rutland Town, VT

VIOLATION: Leaving the Scene of an Accident

 

ACCUSED: Neil Hayes                                                                    

AGE: 47

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont 05701

 

VICTIM: Green Mountain Power

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, members of the Vermont State Police responded to a property damage crash on Post Road in Rutland Town.  Witnesses at the scene advised that a blue Dodge Caravan had struck a utility pole, then left the scene. Witnesses were able to provide a Vermont registration number to the responding Trooper.  A short time later, the vehicle was located at the registered owners address, however, the owner of the vehicle could not be located. The vehicle was observed to have moderate damage to the right side, consistent with colliding with the utility pole.  Debris from the pole were also seen inside the vehicle.  The vehicle was subsequently seized from the residence in order to gain additional evidence.

 

On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, the registered owner, and operator at the time of the crash, Neil Hayes, contacted the state police regarding the crash.  Hayes was subsequently arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: August 29, 2016   

COURT: Rutland

MUG SHOT: Y