• Man faces assault, DUI-related charges
    September 23,2013
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    Man faces assault,

    DUI charges

    TOWNSHEND — A Newfane man is facing several charges after allegedly threatening people with a machete and crashing into a sign for the local high school while intoxicated.

    Police charged Tyler Smith, 24, with attempted aggravated assault, drunken driving, negligent driving and leaving the scene of a crash.

    According to police, around 5 p.m. Saturday Tyler was in a minor crash with another driver on State Forest Road.

    According to police, Smith exited his vehicle while wielding an 18-inch machete, and then fled the scene.

    Police received a second report of Smith involved in an altercation with five people on Route 30. According to police, Smith fled that scene at a high rate of speed and crashed into the sign for Leland and Gray Union Middle and High School.

    Police said Smith fled that scene as well. Police finally caught up with Smith in front of the Town Hall. He is scheduled to appear Oct. 8 in Brattleboro criminal court.
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