Woman arrested for DUI, negligent driving after crash near Brighton

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EAST HAVEN — A 59-year-old Lyndon woman was arrested Saturday after allegedly crashing her vehicle and fleeing the scene, Vermont State Police said.

At approximately 3:55 p.m., the VSP Derby Barracks received multiple 911 calls regarding a vehicle accident on VT-105 in Brighton, near the state airport.

The vehicle reportedly left the crash site heading west on VT-105 with significant damage.

Troopers dispatched to the area were guided by pedestrians and motorists to follow a gouge in the roadway that spanned across both lanes multiple times, leading them west on VT-105 and south on VT-114.

Authorities located the damaged vehicle several miles down VT-114, traveling on a rim with an activated airbag.

The driver, Jessica Neary, showed signs of impairment, according to police.

She was arrested and processed at the VSP-Derby Barracks before being released with a citation.

Neary is scheduled to appear in Essex Superior Court, Criminal Division, on June 4 to face charges of DUI – Subsequent Refusal and Negligent Operation.

Additional traffic citations for marked lanes violations and operating a vehicle with plates not assigned were also issued.

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