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November 22, 2016

Press Release / MV Crash / Crim. DLS / 16A105926 / VSP Williston

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH / Criminal DLS

 

CASE#:       16A105926                

TROOPER:   Cpl. Michelle LeBlanc

STATION:    VSP Williston               

CONTACT#: (802) 878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: 11/22/16 at approximately 0053 hours.

STREET: Interstate 89 Northbound

TOWN: South Burlington

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: mile marker 87

WEATHER: Cloudy

ROAD CONDITIONS: partially wet from light snow

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Beth Johnson

AGE: 39     

SEAT BELT: No

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Burlington VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2002

VEHICLE MAKE: Chevy

VEHICLE MODEL: Malibu

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: None

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY) N/A

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 11/22/16 at approximately 0053 hours, Vermont State Police drove upon a vehicle off the east side of the roadway on Interstate 89 northbound near mile marker 87 in the City of South Burlington.   

 

Upon speaking with Johnson, investigation revealed as she was traveling north on Interstate 89 after just entering the Interstate from Interstate 189, when the vehicle left the roadway and come to a stop approximately 75 feet off the

eastern side of the roadway.  Johnson advised she nor a second occupant in the vehicle, Jason Elder, age 32, were not injured, however Elder had left the scene on foot prior to police arrival.

 

Further investigation revealed that Johnson's privilege to drive in the state of Vermont was criminally suspended.  A records check of Elder revealed he had an active warrant out of Chittenden County for a violation of conditions of probation. 

 

Anyone who may have information as to the whereabouts of Elder is asked to contact the Vermont State Police or your local police department.

 

 

PBT%: N/A

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: Defective Equipment (bald tires) T23 VSA 1221

LODGED - LOCATION:  N/A

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: No

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Chittenden County

COURT DATE/TIME: 01/10/2017 0815 hours   

 

 

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

 

Corporal Michelle LeBlanc

Vermont State Police

A Troop - Williston Barracks

2777 St. George Road

Williston VT 05495

(802) 878-7111

Please note new email as of July 2015 :

Michelle.LeBlanc@vermont.gov