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December 20, 2019

Shaftsbury Barracks - Request for Information

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 19B304233

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Ben Irwin                            

STATION: Shaftsbury Barracks                    

CONTACT#: 802-442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 12/19/2019 - 1905 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Walloomsac Rd, Bennington

VIOLATION: Multiple Charges Pending

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On the evening of December 19, 2019 Troopers from the Vermont State Police -

Shaftsbury Barracks attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop on a vehicle with

defective equipment on Benmont Ave in Bennington. The vehicle, bearing Vermont

registration HKM206 on a gray 2004 Honda Accord, eluded police, leading them on

a short pursuit. The vehicle began to travel at a high rate of speed, ultimately

unable to navigate a corner, hitting a roadside curb and knocking both passenger

side tires off the rim. The vehicle proceeded up toward the Bennington Monument,

where it crashed into the front yard of a residence on Walloomsac Rd in

Bennington. The operator of the vehicle fled on foot and was unable to be

located.

 

The Vermont State Police asks that anyone with information regarding to the

incident please contact the Shaftsbury Barracks at 802-442-5421 or by e-mail at

Benjamin.irwin@vermont.gov

 

Trooper Benjamin Irwin

Vermont State Police

96 Airport Rd

Shaftsbury VT, 05262

802-442-5421