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February 21, 2017

Press Release 17A100870

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A100870

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Tpr. Thomas Howard                           

STATION: VSP - Williston                     

CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: February 20, 2017 / 2053 hrs

LOCATION: I-89, Williston

VIOLATION: Grossly Negligent Operation

 

ACCUSED: Sandra Heath                                               

AGE: 80

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Stowe, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On February 20, 2017 at approximately 8:53 PM Vermont State Police and Richmond

Police Departments responded to a report of a wrong way driver on I-89 in the

town of Williston.

  

The vehicle was reportedly traveling southbound in the northbound lane of travel

in the area of exit 12.  The vehicle continued traveling in the wrong lane until

Troopers were able to stop it approximately 3.5 miles later at mile marker 80. 

 

The operator was identified as Sandra Heath, age 80, of Stowe, VT.   Heath was

screened for potential medical issues at the University of Vermont Medical

Center.  She was subsequently processed for the offense of Grossly Negligent

Operation at the State Police barracks in Williston.  

 

Heath is scheduled to appear in Chittenden Superior Court on April 24, 2017.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: April 24, 2017           

COURT: Chittenden Superior

LODGED - LOCATION:  N 

BAIL: N

MUG SHOT: IMAGE INCLUDED

PBT: NOT APPLICABLE

 

 

 

*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.