Rollover Crash, Speeding CRV, Bikes Reported

Crime / Aug. 10, 2017 11:33am EDT

Recent reports from state police and Royalton police include these incidents:

On July 18, troopers stopped a red Honda CRV on I-89 after the vehicle reached 100 mph while changing lanes and passing other motorists.

Police cited the driver, Mitchell Zerman, 20, of Irvington, N.Y., for careless and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

DUI & Rollover Crash

A car driven by Jason Cloutier, 36, of Royalton, rolled over on Comerford Dam Road in Barnet, on August 1 at 9:33 p.m.

The driver and passenger intially ran from the car, but eventually left the woods on their own accord, state police said.

Police said Cloutier and the passenger were taken to Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury for minor injuries sustained in the crash, which totaled the car.

Police processed Cloutier and cited him to court for DUI and careless and negligent operation.

The weather was clear, with dry roads, and Coutier used his seatbelt, police said.

High Speed Bikers

Royalton police observed two motorcycles traveling very fast on Route 14 in Royalton, on August 2 at 5:17 p.m.

Police reported that the riders operated recklessly and passed several other vehicles, then got onto I-89 northbound, traveling at over 100 mph. A state trooper later stopped the motorcycles on Route 12 in Bethel.

State police identified the drivers as Zackery MC Baxter, 21, of Royalton and Hunter Paradis, 20, of Stockbridge.

Police cited both to court for excessive speed and careless and negligent operation.

After being released with conditions, Baxter again drove his motorcycle recklessly, police alleged. He was stopped again for speeding and for passing unsafely. This time, police had Baxter’s motorcycle towed away.

Anyone who witnessed these incidents is asked to contact Royalton police at 763-7776.

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