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August 7, 2018

SHAFTSBURY BARRACKS/ MV Crash/ DUI #1/DLS/LSA

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  18B302616                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Raymond Witkowski/ Trooper Nicholas Grimes

STATION: Shaftsbury                                     

CONTACT#: (802) 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 08/07/2018, 1824 hours

STREET: East Road

TOWN: Shaftsbury

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Buck Hill Road

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:

WEATHER: Clear              

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Jody Loveland

AGE:  34

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Shaftsbury, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2007

VEHICLE MAKE: Nissan

VEHICLE MODEL: Sentra

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Moderate damage

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: N/A

AGE: 

SEAT BELT?

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

VEHICLE YEAR:

VEHICLE MAKE:

VEHICLE MODEL:

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2:

INJURIES:

HOSPITAL:

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On August 7th 2018 at 1824 hours, VSP Shaftsbury Troopers were dispatched to a report of a one car motor vehicle crash on East Road in Shaftsbury. Investigation revealed that a 2007 Nissan Sentra operated by Loveland had been driving north on East Road, when the vehicle left the roadway and travelled down an embankment. Loveland had left the scene of the crash, in which property was damaged other than his own, and was located by Troopers at his residence a short time later. Troopers observed clues indicating possible impaired operation, and Loveland was administered the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, where further clues were observed. Loveland was placed under arrest for Suspicion of DUI and transported to the Shaftsbury State Police barracks for processing. Furthermore, Loveland’s privilege to operate a motor vehicle was under criminal suspension in Vermont. Loveland was released on a citation to appear before the Bennington County Superior Court- Criminal Division on August 27th 2018 at 0815 hours, to answer to the charges of DUI #1, Criminal DLS, and Leaving the Scene of a Crash.

 

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaints: Pending

LODGED – LOCATION: N/A

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Attached

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Bennington

COURT DATE/TIME: 08/27/2018, 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