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October 30, 2016

Press Release/Crash-DUI/16D003163/10-30-16

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  16D003163                                         

TROOPER: James Matthews

STATION: Westminster                                

CONTACT#: 722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 10/30/16 8:13 AM

STREET: I91 northbound

TOWN: Guilford

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Welcome Center

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: 5

WEATHER: Clear, sunny

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry Pavement

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Joel Herrle

AGE: 28    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Wallingford, CT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2006

VEHICLE MAKE: Nissan

VEHICLE MODEL: Sentra

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front end damage, airbag deployment

INJURIES: Minor injuries

HOSPITAL: Brattleboro Memorial

 

VEHICLE #2 - None

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 10/30/16 at about 8:13 AM, State Police received the report of a single vehicle crash on I91 in the Town of Guilford. A witness reported seeing a vehicle traveling northbound at a high rate of speed before going off the roadway in the area of the Welcome Center. Investigation revealed that the operator and lone occupant, Joel Herrle, had fallen asleep. It was also determined that Herrle was driving while under the influence of alcohol. Herrle provided a preliminary breath sample which indicated a BrAC of .083%. Herrle was transported to the Brattleboro Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. Herrle was processed and released with a citation. 

 

PBT%: .083

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: Roadways laned for traffic T23 VSA 1038

LODGED – LOCATION: No

BAIL: No

MUG SHOT: N

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT: Windham

COURT DATE/TIME: 8:00 AM 10/30/16   

 

 

 

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