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October 31, 2016

PRESS RELEASE/ MV CRASH-DUI/ 16A105523/ VSP WILLISTON

 STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16A105523

TROOPER: D. Kelley                                                        

STATION: Williston                     

CONTACT#: (802)878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: 10/30/2016 at approx. 1945 hours

 

LOCATION: VT Route 2, Bolton, VT

 

VIOLATION: Driving Under the Influence/ Motor vehicle crash.

 

ACCUSED: Shantal R. Cookson                                                                                   

AGE: 27

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Waterbury, VT

INJURY: No

SEATBELT: Yes

VEHICLE: 1998 Volk Passat

DAMAGE: Significant front end damage

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On October 30th, 2016 at approximately 1945 hours, Vermont State Police responded to a single motor vehicle crash on Route 2 in the town of Bolton. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Shantal R. Cookson, age 27 of Waterbury.  Investigation revealed that Cookson was traveling north on Route 2 when she failed to maintain lane, left the roadway and entered the nearby wood-line.

 

Based on the investigation into the crash, Cookson was suspected of operating while under the influence of intoxicants. A preliminary breath sample of .199% BAC was recorded. Cookson was transported to the Williston Barracks where she was processed for DUI. Cookson was cited and released to appear in Chittenden Superior Court to answer to the charge.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: November 17nd, 2016                        

COURT: Chittenden Superior Court Criminal Division

LODGED: No.

BAIL: No

MUG SHOT: Yes