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July 12, 2016

VSP Derby Arrest/ MV Crash/ DUI

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

                                                                                                                  

CASE#: 16B202518

 

TROOPER: Abigail Drew                 STATION: Derby                       CONTACT#: 334-8881

 

DATE/TIME: 7/11/2016 at 1722 hours

 

LOCATION (specific): Vermont Route 100, Lowell, VT

 

VEHICLE #1 OPERATOR: Cynthia Couture                               AGE:  51      SEAT BELT? Y

 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lake Elmore, VT

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2015 Toyota Corolla

 

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Right front tire and quarter panel

 

VEHICLE #1 PASSENGER: N/A                     AGE:      SEAT BELT:

 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

INJURIES

V # / NAME / CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE / AGE / SEAT BELT? / NATURE OF INJURY

N/A

 

No injuries reported

 

HOSPITAL: N/A

WEATHER: Day light & clear

ROAD COND: Dry

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

                On 7/11/2016, at approximately 1722 hours, Vermont State Police responded to a one vehicle crash on Vermont Route 100 in the town of Lowell, VT. Upon arrival the operator was outside of the vehicle leaning on the guardrail. The operator identified herself as Cynthia Couture verbally and by her Driver’s License. Couture advised she was traveling north on Vermont Route 100 going to Cajun’s Snack Bar. Couture advised she was trying to avoid hitting a mother deer and her baby. The vehicle collided with a guardrail on the east side of the roadway and came to a final resting place facing north in the south bound lane. While speaking with Couture the odor of intoxicants was detected. Couture preformed Standard Field Sobriety Exercises and declined to provide a preliminary breath test (PBT). Couture was subsequently placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI and transported to the Derby State Police Barracks for processing.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

CITE DATE: 7/26/2015                    

Court: Orleans County District Court

Finger Prints: Y

Mug Shot: N

 

**Please note no mug shot was taken due to technical difficulties**

 

Trooper Abigail Drew & K9 Ranger

Vermont State Police

Troop B Derby

35 Crawford Road

Derby, VT 05829

802-334-8881