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Police charge Manchester man with excessive speed

SUNDERLAND — Vermont State Police say a Manchester man was driving 88 mph in a 50 mph zone at 7:47 a.m. Sept. 7.

Trooper Shawn Sommers said Wesley A. Boucher, 37, of Manchester was stopped on Route 7A in Sunderland after radar detected he was traveling 88 mph in a 50 mph zone.

Boucher was taken into custody and transported to the Shaftsbury Barracks for processing.

Boucher was released on a citation to appear at 8:15 a.m. Oct. 14 in Bennington Superior Court- Criminal Division to answer to the allegations.

Conn. woman injured in one-car crash

SANDGATE — State police report a one-car crash on Tudor Road in Sandgate Friday that totaled the vehicle and injured the driver.

Trooper Justin Walker said the crash occurred about 6:22 p.m. on the gravel road, when Rebecca Sandridge, 26, of Simsbury, Connecticut, lost control of her 2005 Mazda and the car went down an embankment.

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He said Sandridge was traveling east on Tudor Road when the vehicle went over an embankment a curve in the roadway. The collision resulted in crushing damage to the engine compartment and the passenger compartment, Walker said, and Sandridge, who sustained lacerations to her head, was transported to the Southwest Vermont Medical Center for medical treatment.

The Mazda was considered totaled, with extensive damage to the engine compartment and passenger compartment, the officer reported.

Speed was believed to be a factor in this incident, Walker stated, and the investigation was considered to remain open. 

Manchester man charged for violating release conditions

WINHALL — Police say a Manchester man violated his court-ordered conditions of release last Friday.

On Sept. 6, Joseph Citera, 52, who police accused of aggravated stalking and other charges in August, violated a court-ordered curfew and came within 300 feet of a Winhall residence he had been ordered to avoid, according to a Vermont State Police news release.

Citera was scheduled to appear in Bennington County Superior Court on Sept. 9 to face the new charge.

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