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September 8, 2016

Press Release/Crash-DUI/16D001639/Tpr. Matthews/9-8-16 4:17 PM




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STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 16D001639
TROOPER: James Matthews
STATION: Westminster
CONTACT#: 722-4600

DATE/TIME: 9/8/16 4:17 PM
LOCATION: I91 Work Zone between Exit 2 and 3 Northbound

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Eric Kovalchick
AGE: 28
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Gill, MA

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2011 Chevy Malibu
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Front/passenger side damage, totaled


INJURIES
None

HOSPITAL: N/A
WEATHER: Partly Cloudy
ROAD COND: Dry pavement

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 9/8/16 at about 4:17 PM, State Police along with Bratteboro Fire and Rescue responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on I91 northbound in the work zone between Exits 2 and 3. State Police arrived on scene and observed a 2011 Chevy Malibu crashed into the barriers and blocking the single lane of travel on the bridge that spans the West River. Northbound traffic was stopped for approximately 20 minutes. Once the vehicle was removed and traffic began flowing, the operator, Eric Kovalchick, was screened and later placed under arrest for DUI. Kovalchick was transported to the Westminster Barracks where he was processed and released with a citation.


COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: 9/27/16
COURT: Windham, Criminal
LODGED - LOCATION: No
BAIL: No
MUG SHOT: Y (attached)

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