Drunk driver hits vehicle head-on in St. Johnsbury

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ST. JOHNSBURY — Police responded to a two-vehicle crash with injuries in St. Johnsbury yesterday.

The crash took place in the area of Memorial Drive at around 7:50 p.m.

Police say they spoke with Solomon Brown, 25, of St. Johnsbury, who told them he was traveling north on Memorial Drive when a dark-colored GMC truck traveling south crossed the centerline and hit his vehicle.

Brown sustained minor injuries and was transported by way of ambulance to Northeast Vermont Regional Hospital for further medical evaluation.

Soon thereafter, police say they located a black GMC truck with severe front-end damage several hundred yards from the scene of the crash.

An individual later identified as Justin Witter, 36, of Burlington, was with the vehicle.

During the investigation, Witter exhibited signs of impairment, and was arrested for suspicion of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.

He was transported to the Vermont State Police St. Johnsbury barracks for processing.

Witter was also cited to appear in court on the above date and time for the charges of DUI and LSA.

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