STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
TROOPER: Sgt. Alberico
DATE/TIME: July 24, 2016 @ 0515
LOCATION: State Street, Rutland, VT
Person of Interest: Brandon Monaco
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, VT
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On July 24, 2016 at approximately 0515 hours, members of the Vermont State Police were participating in the Hazardous Motor Vehicle Enforcement Campaign in efforts to deter speeding and aggressive driving so as to reduce crashes and fatalities on our highways.
While patrolling the area of State Street in Rutland City, members of the Vermont State Police located a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee that was stopped in the middle of the roadway. The operator who was later identified as Brandon Monaco was found slumped behind the steering wheel. Monaco had his foot on the brake, however, the vehicle was still in drive. The doors were locked and windows were rolled up. With the assistance of the Rutland City Police Department and Regional Ambulance Service, Law Enforcement officials were able to block the wheels with rocks, to avoid the vehicle from crashing into emergency personal or other vehicles. Entry was made into the vehicle and the vehicle was secured in a safe manner. Monaco was transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center and attended to for possible medical issues. Alcohol was considered a contributing factor to this incident and the investigation remains active.
Sergeant Henry J. Alberico
Vermont State Police
124 State Place
Rutland, VT 05701
*PLEASE NOTE MY EMAIL CHANGE* Henry.Alberico@vermont.gov