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July 24, 2016

Press Release/VSP-Rutland/Motor Vehicle Incident/16C103966/Rutland, VT/July 24, 2016

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16C103966

TROOPER: Sgt. Alberico                                                

STATION: Rutland                     

CONTACT#: 802-773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: July 24, 2016 @ 0515

LOCATION: State Street, Rutland, VT

 

 

Person of Interest: Brandon Monaco                                                                                     

AGE: 21

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

802-773-9101 (office)

802-775-6968 (fax)

 

*PLEASE NOTE MY EMAIL CHANGE*   Henry.Alberico@vermont.gov