• Man charged for hitting tree, blocking traffic
    February 24,2014
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    Police: Driver hits

    tree, blocks traffic

    POWNAL A local driver is facing criminal and civil actions after allegedly hitting a tree that fell and blocked traffic.

    Danny Briggs, 42, is scheduled to appear March 31 in Bennington criminal court to answer a charge of leaving the scene of a crash. According to state police, at approximately 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Briggs was driving on Middle Pownal Road near Horseshoe Lane when he hit a patch of ice and lost control of his 1996 Subaru Impreza, which went off the east side of the road and struck a tree.

    According to police, the tree fell across the road and blocked traffic in both directions. Police said Briggs left the scene and could not be located until the following day. Briggs was not injured, but his car sustained extensive front-end damage, according to police.

    In addition to the criminal charge, Briggs was issued citations for numerous civil violations.
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