Vt. State Police - 11:40 am Tue Nov 5th, 2019
On the above date and time VSP St Johnsbury was dispatched to a report of a tractor-trailer jackknifed across Portland St in the town of St Johnsbury in the area of Maple Grove Farms.
Upon arrival the 2014 Freightliner and trailer combination O/O by Sunset Ryders LLC of Peoria, AZ, was found to be completely obstructing Portland St and the tractor stuck in a drainage ditch. Traffic was briefly detoured to Concord Ave while Lyndon Truck Center responded and freed the vehicle.
Investigation revealed the operator, Linen, had arrived in the area to pick up cargo. He had driven past the pickup location and attempted a U-Turn in the middle of the roadway at the incident location, leaving the marked portion of the roadway and becoming mired in the drainage ditch. Additionally neither the tractor nor trailer were displaying registration plates as required by law.
A VT Department of Motor Vehicles Inspector responded to assist with an inspection of the vehicle and St Johnsbury Police Officers and VTrans assisted with traffic control. Civil violation issuance is pending. The obstruction was cleared by Lyndon Truck Center without further incident and the obstruction lasted less than one hour.
COURT ACTION: Civil violations
COURT DATE/TIME: NA
COURT: VT Judicial Bureau
LODGED - LOCATION: NA
MUG SHOT: NA
*Please note: court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.
VSP News Release-Incident
STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Det Tpr Daniel Lynch
STATION: St Johnsbury Barracks
CONTACT#: (802) 748-3111
DATE/TIME: 11/5/19, 0900 hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: Portland St, St Johnsbury
VIOLATION: Marked Lanes/23VSA1038, Display of Plates/23VSA511
OPERATOR: Curtis Linen
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Cleveland, OH
Peoria, AZ 85345 (Set as Local)
Johnsbury, VT 05819 (Set as Local)
Cleveland, OH 44149 (Set as Local)
St Johnsbury, VT 05819 (Set as Local)
Concord, VT 05824 (Set as Local)
Lyndon, VT 05849 (Set as Local)