May 7, 2020
NEW HAVEN BARRACKS / MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH / DUI #2 / DLS / EXCESSIVE SPEED / ELUDING / NEGLIGENT OPERATION / POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
TATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 20B501106

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Christopher Hein

STATION: New Haven Barracks

CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

DATE/TIME: On May 7, 2020 at approximately 1020 hours

STREET: US Route 7

TOWN: New Haven/Waltham

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: South Middlebrook Road

WEATHER: Cloudy

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry blacktop surface

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Justin Gaboriault

AGE: 32

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, VT

CRIMINAL CHARGES:

-Title 23 VSA 1201 “Operating under the influence of alcohol or other

substance” 2nd Offense

-Title 23 VSA 674 “Operating after suspension or revocation of license.”

-Title 23 VSA 1091 “Negligent operation.”

-Title 23 VSA 3512 “Attempting to elude a police officer.”

-Title 23 VSA 1097 “Excessive speed.”

-Title 13 VSA 2561 “Penalty for receiving stolen property”

-Other pending charges from Rutland City Police Department

VEHICLE YEAR: 2007

VEHICLE MAKE: Nissan

VEHICLE MODEL: Pathfinder

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On May 7, 2020, at approximately 1020 hours, a Trooper with the Vermont State

Police encountered a vehicle traveling 82 MPH in a posted 50 MPH area of

highway. The trooper attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop but the vehicle

failed to yield and accelerated at a high rate of speed. Shortly thereafter the

vehicle encountered a tractor trailer unit and was unable to safely pass it, as

a result the operator traveled towards the right shoulder and off the traveled

portion of highway. The vehicle came to a position of rest down a steep

embankment.

After coming to a position of rest, the operator fled the scene through a

densely wooded area. The operator was found about an hour later behind a

residence near Lime Kiln Road in the Town of New Havnen. The

operator identified as Justin Gaboriault (32) of Rutland, VT. Gaboriault was

then transported to the New Haven Barracks for processing.

During the investigation, it was learned from the Rutland City Police Department

that Gaboriault took the vehicle he was operating without consent of its owner.

Gaboriault was issued a criminal citation to appear before the Addison Superior

Court Criminal Division to answer the charges listed above.

Several indicators of drug impairment were observed of Gaboriault during the

investigation. A search warrant was applied for and granted by the Honorable

Court.

Members of the Rutland City Police Department, Bristol Police Department,

Vergennes Police Department, Addison County Sheriff’s Department, Vergennes Fire

Department, Vergennes Rescue and Middlebury Rescue assisted with this incident.

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: Several

LODGED – LOCATION: N/A

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT: Addison Superior Court Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: August 3, 2020 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

[email protected]

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