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December 14, 2019

NEW HAVEN BARRACKS / MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH / DUI #1

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 19B03536                                                             

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Christopher Hein

STATION: New Haven Barracks                                 

CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: December 13, 2019 at approximately 2345 hours

VIOLATION(S): Title 23 VSA 1201 "Operating under the influence of intoxicants or

other substance"

STREET: VT Route 17

TOWN: Starksboro

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Gore Road

WEATHER: Rain                

ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet blacktop surface

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Taylor Whipple

AGE: 29    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Burlington, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2019

VEHICLE MAKE: Subaru

VEHICLE MODEL: Forester

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On December 13, 2019, at approximately 2345 hours, the Vermont State Police were

dispatched to a one car motor vehicle fire on VT Route 17 in the Town of

Starksboro. While en route to the area, fire department personnel advised that

the vehicle was fully engulfed and would be a total loss.

 

Initial investigation indicates that the operator, Taylor Whipple (30) was

traveling east on VT Route 17 at an unknown speed. As Whipple continued east, he failed to negotiate a turn onto Gore Road, subsequently Whipple left the traveled portion of roadway. Shortly after the vehicle came to rest it became engulfed in flames.

 

While speaking with Whipple, several signs of alcohol impairment were observed. Whipple was then arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to the Vergennes Police Department for processing. At the conclusion of processing, Whipple was issued a citation to appear before the Addison Superior Court Criminal Division to answer the aforementioned charges.

 

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A          

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Y

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT: Addison Superior Court Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: December 30, 2019, at 1230 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 Christopher Hein

New Haven Barracks, B Troop

Vermont State Police

802-388-4919  x2768

Christopher.hein@vermont.gov