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May 11, 2018

Shaftsbury Barracks/ Sobriety and Safety Checkpoints

VSP Press Release

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Sergeant Seth Loomis                    

STATION: VSP - Shaftsbury

CONTACT#: (802) 442-5421

 

INCIDENT LOCATION: Throughout Bennington County.

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

Vermont State Police, Shaftsbury barracks will be teaming up with local and county law enforcement agencies to conduct sobriety and safety enforcement for the remainder of May and into June. As of May 6, 2018, statewide Vermont has seen 13 fatalities from motor vehicle crashes. The scheduled program is an opportunity to use high visibility enforcement to reduce the number of crashes/fatalities statewide. Any recent crash data can be found at http://ghsp.vermont.gov . In addition to checkpoint(s), Troopers will also be aggressively patrolling and enforcing motor vehicle laws concerning impaired, distracted/aggressive driving, speeding and seatbelt use in high traffic and high crash areas.

 

2018 Fatalities: 13   Total – 8 vehicle operators, 4 passengers, 1 pedestrian

 

As of May 6 in each calendar year shown:

Year

Fatalities (People)

Fatal Crashes

2018

13

12

2017

17

15

2016

19

17

2015

10

7

 

 

Sergeant Seth Loomis

Patrol Commander

Vermont State Police

“B” Troop – Shaftsbury

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

 

PH: (802) 442-5421

FX: (802) 442- 3263

 

Email: seth.loomis@vermont.gov