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October 12, 2016

Press Release Motor Vehicle Crash DUI

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#:  16D002615                                         
TROOPER: Hughes
STATION: Westminster                                
CONTACT#: (802)722-4600

DATE/TIME: 10-12-16 3:11 PM
STREET: Interstate 91
TOWN: Springfield
INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: 45 SB
WEATHER: Sunny            
ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry Pavement

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Erik Polite
AGE: 37     
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newport, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2013
VEHICLE MAKE: Toyota
VEHICLE MODEL: Camry
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Driver’s side damage
INJURIES: None
HOSPITAL: N/A

VEHICLE #2
OPERATOR: Katie Colby
AGE: 34     
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Andover, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2003
VEHICLE MAKE: GMC
VEHICLE MODEL: Envoy
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Totaled
INJURIES: Minor
SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 10/12/16 at about 3:11 PM, State Police received a report of a rollover crash in the area of mile marker 45 southbound on Interstate 91, in the Town of Springfield. Investigation revealed that Erik Polite was traveling erratically southbound when he collided into another vehicle causing that vehicle to overturn. It was also determined that Polite was operating while under the influence of alcohol and also had a criminally suspended license. Polite was arrested and transported to the Westminster Barracks where he was processed and released with a citation. 

PBT%: .320
LODGED - LOCATION: No             
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: Y
COURT ACTION: Y
COURT: Windsor Criminal Division
COURT DATE/TIME: 11/1/16 8:00 AM     



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