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September 2, 2016

Press Release / MV incident (Notch) / 16A105429

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 16A104529

TROOPER: Cpl. Michelle LeBlanc                           

STATION: VSP Williston                      

CONTACT#: (802) 878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: 09/01/16 at 2117 hours

LOCATION: VT Route 108 South (The Notch)- Cambridge

VIOLATION: Commercial Vehicles prohibited - Smugglers Notch / Impeding Traffic

 

ACCUSED: Valdes Genardo                                   

AGE: 53

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Miami FL

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 9/1/16 at approximately 2117 hours, VSP Williston received a call about a Tractor Trailer truck that was stuck near the rock "S" curves on Vermont Route 108 South - The Notch, blocking traffic.

 

Upon arrival, Troopers located the truck approximately 1.3 miles from the Cambridge side. Attempts for the driver to back down on his own were unsuccessful and a wrecker service was called and responded to the scene and assisted along with Stowe PD with backing the vehicle down on the Stowe side.

 

The Notch was closed for approximately 4 hours while this took place.

 

At the time of this incident, signs were in place and visible noting that commercial vehicles are prohibited from taking this route and due to this, the operator was issued civil violations totaling $3,544.00. 

 

Corporal Michelle LeBlanc

Vermont State Police

A Troop - Williston Barracks

2777 St. George Road

Williston VT 05495

(802) 878-7111

Please note new email as of July 2015 :

Michelle.LeBlanc@vermont.gov