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Leaving Scene of Motor Vehicle Accident

William Schroeder. 33 Year Old Male from Marlboro, VT.

Officer Penniman

On 10/16/17 Brattleboro Police responded to a 2 car crash on Putney Road at the Hannaford's intersection. The public alerted police that the driver who was the cause of the crash had driven away.  Officer's arrived at the scene, with 1 Officer securing the scene and verifying the status of the driver. 1 Officer went in search of the second vehicle, locating it a short distance away.

Both vehicles were heading north. The lead vehicle stopped for the red light, while the second vehicle, operated by Schroeder, did not stop, hit the back of the first vehicle, and then drove away from the scene.

EMS and the Brattleboro Fire Department arrived on scene to assist.

Both parties were transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with non life threatening injuries. Putney road was shut down for approximately 1.5 hours, with traffic being diverted around the crash scene.

Schroeder was issued citations for Leaving the scene of an accident, Possession of a controlled substance, and negligent operation. He will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 11/21/17 to answer his charges.