Bensen man cited after crashing into cow pen, fleeing scene

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SUDBURY — A 36-year-old man from Benson was cited for leaving the scene of an accident yesterday night and for false information to police, after crashing into a cow pen in Sudbury and fleeing the scene.

Police were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash on Vail Road near the intersection of VT RT 30, this morning at around 7:50 a.m.

A Dodge Neon was found by a farm owner inside one of his cow pens.

The vehicle appeared to have crashed through the gate to the pen and was left unattended.

Police say nobody reported the crash and the driver had fled the scene.

According to the police report, the vehicle appeared to have come from VT RT 73, crossed over VT RT 30 and crashed into the fence, coming to rest in the pen.

Police identified the driver as Derrick A. Morin, and they say he provided false information during the investigation.

He was issued a citation to appear in Rutland court on November 18.

“Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this crash,” a statement issued by the police reads.

The damage to the farm fence was approximately $1,000.