Bennington man charged for DLS, cruelty to animals after RV crash

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POWNAL — A 31-year-old man from Bennington was cited following an incident in Pownal on Sunday.

Authorities were notified after a motor home RV rollover crash on Washing Brook Road at around 5:50 p.m.

Police say the driver had fled the scene before they arrived. 

Two adult sphynx cats and three sphynx kittens were found abandoned. 

Police say one adult cat was found walking in the road and one kitten was found to be ejected laying down an embankment on the opposite side of the road. 

The other cats were located inside the RV. 

Police say all cats appeared to have suffered no major injuries and were released to Pownal Animal Control.

Police identified Wayne L. Piorier as the driver of the RV and owner of the cats. 

Yesterday, contact was made with Piorier who was issued a citation to appear in court on charges of criminal DLS and cruelty to animals. 

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