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February 18, 2020

SHAFTSBURY BARRACKS/ MV Crash/ DUI #2/ Neg Op

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  20B300559                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Raymond Witkowski

STATION: Shaftsbury                                     

CONTACT#: (802) 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 02/17/2020, 2258 hours

STREET: Chickadee Drive

TOWN: Pownal

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Cardinal Blvd

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Travis Squires

AGE:  31

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Shaftsbury, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2014

VEHICLE MAKE: Audi

VEHICLE MODEL: S5

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Minor rear end damage

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: N/A

AGE:

SEAT BELT?

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2006

VEHICLE MAKE: Jeep

VEHICLE MODEL: Grand Cherokee

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Minor rear end damage

INJURIES: N/A

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On February 17th 2020 at 2258 hours, VSP Shaftsbury Troopers were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Chickadee Drive in the Town of Pownal. Troopers determined through investigation that a 2014 Audi operated by Squires, 31, collided with a parked and unoccupied 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Investigation revealed that Squires operated the vehicle in a careless and negligent manner, resulting in the crash. While speaking with Squires, Troopers detected clues indicating impaired operation and administered the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, where further clues were observed. Squires was placed under arrest for Suspicion of DUI and transported to the Shaftsbury State Police barracks for processing.

 

Squires was fingerprinted and photographed before being released on a citation to appear before the Bennington County Superior Court-Criminal Division on March 9th 2020 at 0815 hours to answer to the charges of DUI #2 and Negligent Operation.

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaints: TBD

LODGED – LOCATION: N/A

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Attached

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Bennington

COURT DATE/TIME: 03/09/2020, 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