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November 16, 2016

Press Release- Motor Vehicle Crash- DUI

 STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE



PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16A105789

TROOPER: D. Kelley                                                        

STATION: Williston                     

CONTACT#: (802)878-7111



DATE/TIME: 11/15/2016 at approx. 1638 hours



LOCATION: Mt. Philo Road, Charlotte, VT



VIOLATION: Driving Under the Influence/ Motor vehicle crash.



ACCUSED: Rachel S. Amundsen                                                                                   

AGE: 19

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Burlington, VT

INJURY: Minor Injury

SEATBELT: Yes

VEHICLE: 2010 Nissan Rogue

DAMAGE: Totaled



SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On November 15th, 2016 at approximately 1638 hours, Vermont State Police responded to a single motor vehicle crash on Mt. Philo Road, in the town of Charlotte. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Rachel S. Amundsen, age 19 of Burlington.  Investigation revealed that Amundsen was traveling north on Mt. Philo when she failed to maintain lane, left the roadway and entered the nearby wood-line.



Based on the investigation into the crash, Amundsen was suspected of operating while under the influence of intoxicants. A preliminary breath sample of .174% BAC was recorded. Amundsen was subsequently treated and released from UVM Medical Center before being transported to the Williston Barracks where she was processed for DUI. Amundsen was cited and released to appear in Chittenden Superior Court to answer to the charge.



COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: December 6th, 2016                        

COURT: Chittenden Superior Court Criminal Division

LODGED: No.

BAIL: No

MUG SHOT: Yes