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February 27, 2017

Updated press release attached on search in Plainfield/East Montpelier

PRESS RELEASE
STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 17A300814
TROOPER: Ryan Miller
STATION: Middlesex
CONTACT#: (802) 229-9191

DATE/TIME: 02/26/2016 at 2050 hours
STREET: Brook Rd
TOWN: Plainfield
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Cameron Rd
WEATHER: Raining
ROAD CONDITIONS: wet

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Allie Duda
AGE:  29
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Morrisville, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2004
VEHICLE MAKE: Ford
VEHICLE MODEL: Taurus
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Heavy front end damage
INJURIES: None

Passenger: Krystal Bailey
Age: 29
SEAT BELT: No
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Barre, VT

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On February 25th 2017 the Vermont State Police in Middlesex were notified of a
single vehicle crash on Brook Rd in near Cameron Rd in Plainfield VT.
Investigation concluded that Allie Duda was operating a 2004 Ford Taurus down
Brook Rd toward Plainfield Village. Duda lost control and struck a guardrail
causing heavy front end damage to the vehicle. When rescue personnel arrived on
scene they observed Duda and her passenger Krystal Bailey walking away from the
scene. Rescue personnel lost sight of both Duda and Baily for a short period of
time as they assessed the scene. Duda was located a short time later at the bank
of the Lower Great Brook and had gone into the water. It is believed at this
point that Bailey may have gone into the brook as well. A search of the area was
conducted and Bailey was not located. If anyone has any information on Bailey's
location, they are asked to contact VSP Middlesex at (802) 229-9191.

 Duda provided a preliminary breath sample on scene which registered a BrAC of
.167%.  She was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Duda was given a citation to appear in Washington Co. Superior Court Criminal
Division on March 16th 2017 to face the charge of driving under the influence.
Duda was taken to the Chittenden County Correctional Facility to be detoxed for
the evening.


PBT%: .167%
COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE: March 16th 2017
COURT: Washington Co. Superior Court Criminal Division
LODGED - LOCATION: Chittenden Co. Correctional Facility
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: None
*****************UPDATE**************UPDATE*********************UPDATE

On 02/27/2017 the search for Krystal Bailey resumed with resources from the
Vermont State Police Scuba team, Colchester Technical Rescue, Border Protection
Helicopter, GrandIsle County Sheriff's office (with Drone), East Montpelier Fire
Department, and Plainfield Fire Department searched approximately 10 miles of
Lower Great Brook and Winooski River to Dam #6 in Montpelier.  Although water
depths have gone down search conditions remain poor, due to fast moving water,
water depths and poor visibility. Currently the search has been suspended until
conditions change. Anyone with any information surrounding this incident is
asked to contact the Vermont State Police in Middlesex.