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September 4, 2016

Suspect Located - Frog Pond Rd Crash

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
               
CASE#: 16B203348
TROOPER: Lynch                              
STATION: Derby
CONTACT#: (802) 334-8881

DATE/TIME: 09/03/2016, 1800 hours
LOCATION: Richard’s All-Season Lodge, Newport.
VIOLATION: Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Driving While License Suspended-Criminal

ACCUSED: Nelson Bushaw
AGE: 66
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newport City, VT

VICTIM: Annette Cota
AGE: 34
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brownington, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
Re: Previous press release, case #16B203348-
On 09/03/2016 at approximately 1800 hours, Troopers located and identified the operator of the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run which occurred the previous night on Frog Pond Rd in Brownington.
Through multiple reports by witnesses and by further investigation, Troopers were able to locate the suspect vehicle, a blue Chevy pickup, behind the All-Season Lodge in Newport.  The vehicle was in the process of receiving repairs for damage sustained during the incident.
Investigation revealed that the blue pickup was the one used in the hit-and-run, and that Nelson Bushaw, 66, of Newport, had been operating the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Bushaw was cited for suspicion of Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Driving While License Suspended-Criminal.  He was issued traffic violations for No Insurance, Marked Lanes Violation, and Imprudent Speed-Accident Resulting.


COURT ACTION: Cited
COURT DATE: 10/25/2016
COURT: Orleans
LODGED – LOCATION:  Cited/Released.
MUG SHOT: N