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December 11, 2019

Shaftsbury barracks/ Upcoming Sobriety and Safety Checkpoint(s)

VSP News Release

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Sergeant Seth Loomis/ Sergeant Luke Hall/ Trooper Justin Walker                  

STATION: VSP – Shaftsbury

CONTACT#: (802) 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: Christmas/New Year’s holiday

INCIDENT LOCATION: Throughout Bennington County.

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

Vermont State Police, Shaftsbury barracks will be teaming up with local and county law enforcement agencies to conduct sobriety and safety enforcement for the remainder of December and into the New Year holiday.  As of December 9, 2019, statewide Vermont has seen 42 fatalities from motor vehicle crashes. The scheduled program is an opportunity to use high visibility enforcement to reduce the number of crashes/fatalities statewide. Any recent crash data can be found at http://ghsp.vermont.gov . In addition to checkpoint(s), Troopers will also be aggressively patrolling and enforcing motor vehicle laws concerning impaired, distracted/aggressive driving, speeding and seatbelt use in high traffic and high crash areas.

 

The Vermont State Police would like to remind motorists to avoid operating under the influence of alcohol/drugs and to always utilize a sober driver. In addition, during the holiday season, State Police encourage the public to utilize safe rides to include; taxis, shuttles and designated drivers to ensure Vermont’s roadways are safe.

 

--2019 Fatalities: 42   Total – 32 vehicle operators, 7 passengers, 3 pedestrians

 

As of December 9 in each calendar year shown:

Year

Fatalities (People)

Fatal Crashes

2019

42

39

2018

63

55

2017

68

62

2016

57

53

 

 

 

Sergeant Seth Loomis

Patrol Commander

Vermont State Police

“B” Troop – Shaftsbury

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

 

PH: (802) 442-5421

FX: (802) 442- 3263

 

Email: seth.loomis@vermont.gov