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November 9, 2019

St. Albans // Crash/DUI/Wanted Person

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:19A205417                           

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Boudreau

STATION: St. Albans       

CONTACT#: 802 524 5993

 

DATE/TIME: 11/9/2019 at

STREET: VT 78 

TOWN: Highgate

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: St. Armand Rd.

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:

WEATHER: Partly Cloudy

ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Dawn Densmore

AGE:   67  

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Highgate, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2015       

VEHICLE MAKE: Toyota

VEHICLE MODEL: Corolla

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front end Damage

INJURIES: none

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Christopher M Smith

AGE:  42

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Albans, Vt

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2018 Ford Escape

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: Escape

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Left quarter panel / Strut damage

INJURIES: None

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On November 9, 2019 at approximately 1000 hours, Vermont Fish & Wildlife notified Vermont State Police of a two vehicle crash that occurred on Route 78 near St. Armand Rd. Video footage from Desorcie's Market. Indicated that the operator of vehicle #1 failed to stop completely at Lamkin St. before entering the intersection of 78 and St Armand Rd.  Warden Thiel advised that the operator of vehicle 2, Christopher Smith appeared to be under the influence. Dispatch also advised that Smith had a warrant out for his arrest.  Smith was subsequently place under arrest for DUI and processed at the St. Albans Barracks and served a citation to appear in Franklin County Court on 12/23/2019 to answer to the charge of DUI.  Smith was transported to Northwest State Correctional Facility held on $500 bail for the arrest warrant.

 

 

 

 

LODGED - LOCATION: Northwest State Correctional Facility for the Arrest Warrant

MUG SHOT: Y

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT:  Franklin Count

COURT DATE/TIME: 12/23/2019   at  1300 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 Seth Boudreau

Vermont State Police

St. Albans Barracks

140 Fisher Pond Road

St. Albans, VT 05478

(802) 524-5993