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July 20, 2017

Press Release

                                           VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 17A203459
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Sgt. David Robillard                          
STATION: St. Albans                     
CONTACT#: 524-5993

DATE/TIME: 07-20-17 / 1505 Hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: I-89 South Bound MM 122 / Swanton
VIOLATION: Careless & Negligent Operation

ACCUSED: Melissa A. Guttilla                                               
AGE: 27
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Albans, VT

VICTIM: (The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of
sexual assault or domestic violence.)
AGE:
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 07-20-17, at approximately 1505 hours, Vermont State Police were conducting speed enforcement on I-89 near the town of Swanton. Guttilla was observed traveling 107mph while traveling south on the Interstate. Guttilla continued at a high rate of speed and was eventually stopped on I-89 near St. Albans.  

Guttilla was taken into custody and was processed at the State Police Barracks in St. Albans for the charge of Careless & Negligent Operation. Guttilla was released on a citation to appear in the Franklin County Court on September 05, 2017 for the above aforementioned charge.

COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE/TIME: 09-05-17           
COURT: Franklin
LODGED - LOCATION:     
BAIL:
MUG SHOT: Yes

*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.


Sergeant David Robillard
Patrol Commander
Vermont State Police – St. Albans Barracks
140 Fisher Pond Rd.
St. Albans, VT 05478
Ph# (802)524-593
FX#(802)527-1150
Email: David.Robillard@Vermont.gov