Driver faces multiple charges after crash on VT Route 15 in Westford

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WESTFORD — A single-vehicle crash late Christmas Eve led to multiple charges against a Westford woman, including her second DUI and operating with a criminally suspended license, according to Vermont State Police.

Authorities say Angelina Perkins, 34, was driving a 2022 Volkswagen Atlas when she lost control of the vehicle while attempting to turn onto VT Route 15 from Allen Irish Road at about 9:20 p.m.

The vehicle crossed over both lanes, left the roadway, and came to rest in a ditch.

Troopers dispatched to the scene identified Perkins and her passenger, Gregory Vanhouten, 61, of Essex.

Vanhouten suffered a minor laceration but declined hospital treatment.

Perkins was wearing her seatbelt and was not injured.

During the investigation, police observed signs of impairment in Perkins, who was required to operate only a vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock device due to previous violations.

Her vehicle did not have this device installed.

Perkins also attempted to mislead the troopers by initially denying she was operating the vehicle.

Following her arrest on suspicion of DUI, Perkins was processed at the Williston Barracks and released with a citation to appear at the Chittenden County Superior Court on Jan. 11 at 8:15 a.m.

The troopers received assistance at the crash scene from Fairfax Rescue, Underhill/Jericho Fire Department, and Mike Bushey Auto.

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