According to Lt. Lloyd Dean, of the Bennington Police Department, on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. they received a report saying Timothy Cahill, 36, of Hoosick, N.Y., had crashed a vehicle on Park Street in North Bennington and been given a ride to Cahill's Salvage Yard, a business he owns on Route 7.
Police also received word a tow truck had come to remove the vehicle. Dean said when officers arrived, they found car parts and evidence a vehicle had hit a tree, but no sign of the vehicle itself. He said they made contact with a person who said they gave Cahill a ride to New York, and that Cahill had suffered cuts to his face and smelled of alcohol.
Dean said the Rensselear County (N.Y.) Sheriff's Department was called to assist, and police located Cahill at his home. According to Dean, Cahill admitted to being the driver of a 2000 Subaru when it crashed on Park Street. He denied having consumed any alcohol and said he had a friend with a tow truck drive him to the scene and the vehicle was removed.
According to Dean, Cahill would not allow police access to his vehicle, which he had inside the salvage yard.
Dean said on Wednesday Cahill came to the Bennington Police Station and was cited to appear in Bennington Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date to answer the charges of leaving the scene of a crash, and impeding a police officer.
The crash is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Andrew Hunt at 802-442-1030.