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July 28, 2017

SHAFTSBURY BARRACKS / MV CRASH/NEGLIGENT OPERATION

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

        

CASE#: 17B302481

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Cody Sholtes

STATION: Shaftsbury                                 

CONTACT#: 802-442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: July 27, 2017 / Approximately 2133  hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: VT Route 7A, Sunderland

 

VIOLATION:

1.       Negligent Operation (Title 23 VSA 1091)

2.       Additional charges pending toxicology

 

ACCUSED: Richard C. Bartholomew

AGE: 29

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Arlington, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On July 27, 2017, at approximately 2133 hours, Vermont State Troopers assigned to the Shaftsbury Barracks were dispatched to a single vehicle motor vehicle crash located on VT Route 7A in the Town of Sunderland, Vermont. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Richard C. Bartholomew (Age 29). Investigation revealed that Bartholomew’s vehicle left the traveled portion of the roadway before subsequently striking several trees. Alcohol is believed to be a causing factor in the crash. Additional charges are pending toxicology reports. Bartholomew was issued a citation to appear in Bennington Criminal Court for the charge of negligent operation.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: October 16, 2017, 0815 hours.             

COURT: Bennington Criminal Court

LODGED - No     

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: No

 

 

Trooper Cody Sholtes

Vermont State Police

Shaftsbury Barracks

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

Phone: (802) 442-5421