COLCHESTER –– A collision between a milk tanker truck and a passenger car led to the arrest of a South Burlington man on charges of driving under the influence of drugs, driving with a criminally suspended license and possession of a controlled substance.
The incident occurred around 1:21 p.m. today on Route 15 near College Parkway, according to Sgt. Victor Bitca of the Colchester Police Department.
The officer on scene witnessed the passenger car, driven by 47-year-old David Macomber II, collide with the westbound tanker, scattering debris across multiple lanes.
Both drivers reported no injuries, but the vehicles required towing from the scene. College Parkway was temporarily closed to motor vehicle traffic.
Partial lanes were reopened around 2:04 p.m. and the roadway was fully reopened by 3:12 p.m.
Further investigation revealed that Macomber was operating the vehicle without the owner’s consent.
He was released on citation to appear in Chittenden County Superior Court on Dec. 21 to face charges of driving while license suspended, aggravated operation of a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and possession of a controlled substance.
The Colchester Police Department encourages anyone who may have witnessed the event or may have additional information to get in touch.
Assistance at the scene was provided by the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicle’s Enforcement and Safety Division, Saint Michael’s Fire and Rescue, and Saint Michael’s Department of Public Safety.