Single-vehicle accident in Sandgate
SANDGATE -- Vermont State Police responded to the scene of a single-vehicle accident on Sandgate Road at approximately 4 a.m. Alexander Stevens, 19, of Bennington, was driving approximately 70 mph when he lost control on a curve, sliding off the road and hitting a tree before coming to a stop upside down at the bottom of the embankment. Stevens, who was not wearing a seatbelt, and his passenger were both transported by Arlington Rescue to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center for screening. The 1998 Volkswagen Beetle operated by Stevens was totaled. After conducting interviews with the operator, who showed no signs of impairment, Troopers believe the only factor in the cause of the crash was speed.
POWNAL -- State Police arrived at Route 346 around 7:20 p.m. to conduct a welfare check, while there they spoke with Laura Beighley, 22, of Pownal, who had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in Bennington Superior Court, Criminal Division. Beighley, who was originally charged with driving with a suspended license, was taken into custody and processed at the Shaftsbury barracks before being transported to Marble Valley Correctional Facility. Bail was set at $250.
NY State Police entrance exam
ALBANY, N.Y. -- More than 35,000 would-be officers registered to take the upcoming New York State Police entrance exam to be held in October.
According to a report from Lt. Richard O’Brien, from the recruiting section of State Police Employee Relations, 35,203 people interested in taking the exams had signed up by the close of the application deadline earlier this week. The exam will be held at various locations around New York State on Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26. A class of new recruits from among those eligible is projected to begin during the summer of 2014.
-- Khynna Kuprian