Driver charged after sideswiping truck on I-91 in Orleans

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ORLEANS — A 51-year-old man from Quebec was cited for failing to stop after hitting a truck in Orleans on Monday.

Authorities say they were notified that a tractor-trailer combination traveling south on I-91 had sideswiped a Ford pickup which was on the Orleans southbound on-ramp.

Police say the truck failed to stop and continued traveling south.

A trooper was able to catch up to the vehicle on I-91 in St Johnsbury, where a motor vehicle stop was conducted.

The vehicle was identified as a Peterbilt 389 and trailer laden with pallets of pellets.

The driver, identified as Sylvain Beaudoin, of Magog, Quebec, was issued a citation to appear in court and released from the scene.

Police say no injuries were reported.

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