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RUPERT — A Bennington County Sheriff’s deputy was cited by Vermont State Police following a crash on slippery roads in Rupert.

The Vermont State Police cited Deputy Eaden Ryan, 23, of Pawlet for “unreasonable and imprudent speed for the conditions and hazards,” as well as a citation for “driving to the right.”

Police said the deputy lost control of his cruiser, a 2017 Ford Explorer a little after 10 a.m. on Route 30 near Herrick Brook Road in Rupert. According to the police report, Ryan’s vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a 2012 Jeep Wrangler driven by David Holbrook, 34, of Glens Falls, New York.

Ryan was taken to Rutland Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released for minor injuries. Holbrook was not injured.

Both vehicles sustained heavy damage.

State Police said it was snowing at the time of the crash and the roads were covered in snow and slush.

Lt. Lloyd Dean, the public information officer for BCSD, told the Associated Press the department is conducting an internal review and any possible disciplinary action would be between the Sheriff and employee.


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