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August 2, 2017

Westminster Barracks/ Citizen Dispute

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B104837

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Jason Lengfellner                             

STATION: Westminster                    

CONTACT#: (802)722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 07/29/17 5:45 PM

LOCATION: Somerset Road, Somerset, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 07/29/17 at approximately 5:45 PM, the Vermont State Police received a call of a man who was dragged by a vehicle for approximately 30 feet, when his dog’s leash became entangled around a vehicle’s tailpipe, on Somerset Road in the Town of Somerset. Investigation revealed that this male had confronted the operator of this vehicle, because of his excessive speed on the road, and during this interaction, his dog and leash became entangled. The operator proceeded to drive away, dragging the male and his dog. Once the male was freed, the operator continued down the road towards VT Route 9. As a result, the male sustained injuries to his hand and shoulder.   

 

The vehicle was described as possibly a silver 2003 Toyota Corolla with an unknown Vermont license plate. There was reportedly a male operator, female passenger, two children and a dog inside the vehicle.

 

Investigation into this matter is still ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Lengfellner at the Vermont State Police Westminster Barracks at (802)722-4600.

 

 

COURT ACTION: No

COURT DATE: N/A           

COURT: N/A

LODGED - LOCATION: No    

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: No

 

 

 

 

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