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March 31, 2017

SHAFTSBURY BARRACKS/ DUI REFUSAL and CARELESS AND NEGLIGENT OPERATION

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  17B300990                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Raymond Witkowski/ Trooper Justin Walker

STATION: Shaftsbury                     

CONTACT#: (802) 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 03/30/2017 2230

STREET: US Route 7

TOWN: Pownal

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: 7275 US Route 7

WEATHER: Cloudy

ROAD CONDITIONS: Clear and dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Joseph Senecal

AGE: 37     

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Cheshire, MA

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2004

VEHICLE MAKE: Toyota

VEHICLE MODEL: Tacoma

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Extensive damage (Overturned)

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Joshua Canitrot

AGE: 21     

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Drury, MA

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2013

VEHICLE MAKE: Buick

VEHICLE MODEL: Verano

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Extensive front end damage

INJURIES: Minor

HOSPITAL: Southern Vermont Medical Center

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On March 30th 2017, VSP Shaftsbury troopers responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on US Route 7 in Pownal, VT. The crash investigation revealed, Joseph Senecal, was traveling south in the northbound lane of US Route 7 when he struck the vehicle operated by, Joshua Canitrot, causing it to leave the roadway, and causing his own vehicle to overturn. Investigation revealed that Senecal was under the influence of alcohol while operating a motor vehicle. Senecal refused to provide a preliminary sample of his breath. Senecal was arrested for suspicion of DUI and Careless and Negligent Operation. Senecal was processed and released on a citation to appear in Bennington Superior Court to answer to the charges of DUI Refusal and Careless and Negligent Operation. Canitrot sustained minor injuries during this incident. Members from the Pownal Fire Department and Pownal Rescue Squad assisted at the scene. 

 

 

PBT%: REFUSED

Vermont Civil Violation Complaints- Will be mailed to defendant

MUG SHOT: YES

COURT ACTION: YES

COURT: Bennington Superior Court

COURT DATE/TIME: 04/17/2017   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.

 

Trooper Raymond Witkowski

Vermont State Police

Shaftsbury Field Station

96 Airport Road, Shaftsbury, VT

(802)442-5421

raymond.witkowski@vermont.gov