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Negligent Operation Arrest- Brattleboro/Dummerston

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 11/05/2023 7:38 PM

Incident: 23WHC005696
Date: 10/31/2023
Location: VT Route 30, Newfane
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Thomas Raymond, Deputy Richard Yastrzemski

Accused: Gabriel T. Smith
Age: 54
City & State of Residence: Brookline, VT


1) Negligent Operation of a motor vehicle


On October 31st, 2023, Deputy observed a 2021 Hyundai Venue displaying Massachusetts registration 2TWC16 enter the work zone on VT Route 30 and fail to yield to traffic control devices. The Operator proceeded to operate with erratic behavior and continue south through the work zone. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle using emergency lights, however the operator failed to yield for law enforcement and continued into Brattleboro.

A BOL (Be on the Lookout) was issued for the vehicle and at approximately 16:00 hours the operator and vehicle were located on Canal Street in Brattleboro by officers with the Brattleboro Police Department. The operator was identified as Gabriel T. Smith. Deputies arrived shortly after and contacted Smith confirming his identity and that the vehicle was involved in the initial complaint.

Smith was taken into custody and and transported to the Windham County Sheriff’s Office for processing. After processing, Smith was released on a Criminal Citation into the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date: 12/26/2023
Bail: N/A

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