Man charged with lying about crashMarch 01,2013Police: man lied
A Chittenden man charged with lying about being the driver in a crash on Adams Road in Pittsford pleaded innocent to the felony offense this week.
Andrew N. Rasulo III pleaded innocent in Rutland criminal court to a charge of false swearing, which carries a potential 15-year jail sentence.
Vermont State Police arrested Rasulo late last month following a crash on Jan. 6 that involved his 2001 Nissan Maxima. A passing motorist found the car at the crash scene at 3:32 a.m. No one was in the vehicle, but police say they found Rasulo’s cell phone in the wreck, according to court records.
Rasulo reported the car stolen later in the day and also filed a claim with his insurance company. Police say using evidence obtained from the phone, they suspected that Rasulo was driving the car at the time of the crash.
When confronted with evidence, Rasulo allegedly told police he struck a patch of black ice, lost control and crashed. He told police he was in shock and scared after the crash and left the area.
Asked later why he lied about his vehicle being stolen, Rasulo told police “Because I thought my insurance company would pay for it.”MORE IN This Just InPITTSFORD – The Select Board meets tonight at 6:30 to hear a presentation by Green Lantern... Full StoryTODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Flood watch in effect for Rutland County, developing El Nino shaping up to be extreme this year, Don DeLillo on the season's warming trend and Veena catches digital sniffles, all in today's minute. 0Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information and easily digestible... Full Story
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