In a single vehicle crash a passenger can recover damages from a drunk driver even if they know or should have known the driver was impaired. These types of cases can be challenging so please call David Polow today for a free consultation about your car accident claim.

In this case the passenger has a viable claim against the driver’s insurance company.

October 11, 2020
Royalton Barracks / DUI Crash
STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH / DUI

CASE#: 20B203305

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Sean Collins

STATION: Royalton Barracks

CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

DATE/TIME: 10/10/20 / 2359 hours

STREET: Clay Hill Rd

TOWN: Hartland

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: 353 Clay Hill Rd

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: NA

WEATHER: Clear

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Emily Gorham

AGE: 28

SEAT BELT? YES

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hartland, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2005

VEHICLE MAKE: Dodge

VEHICLE MODEL: Truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: Passenger suspected serious injuries

HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY)

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On the above date and time Troopers from the Royalton Barracks responded to a

report of a single vehicle crash on Clay Hill Rd in Hartland, VT. Upon arrival

Troopers suspected the operator, Emily Gorham, to be under the influence of

alcohol. She was administered Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and was

subsequently arrested for suspicion of DUI. Her passenger, Marissa Marton, was

injured as a result of the crash. Gorham was cited and released to appear in

Vermont Superior Court Windsor Criminal Division to answer to the charge.

LODGED – LOCATION: NA

BAIL: NA

MUG SHOT: NO

COURT ACTION: YES

COURT: Windsor

COURT DATE/TIME: 10/27/2020 1330 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.

at 10/11/2020 09:46:00 PM
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