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John Satenstein - Leaving the Scene of an Accident/DUI



Vt. State Police - 4:55 am Sat Sep 15th, 2012

On 9-14-12 at approximately 2306 hrs, the Vermont State Police received a call regarding a hit and run at 144 Butcher House Dr. Parrot reported that he was in his residence and heard a loud crash.

When he exited the building and looked around, he discovered that someone had struck his 2007 Chevrolet truck, which was subsequently pushed into Brooks' 2012 Hyundai Elantra. Both vehicles sustained substantial damage as a result of the collision. Although the crash was not seen, other residents of the complex reported seeing a silver pickup truck leaving the premise at a high rate of speed, just prior to hearing the crash themselves. In looking at the crash scene, a piece of the offending vehicle was found on the ground, identifying it as a Toyota. At the time, there were no leads.
On 9-15 12 at approximately 0039 hrs, the Vermont State Police received a report of a vehicle off the road on West Hill Rd in the town of Warren. Upon arrival in the area, LeBlanc observed a vehicle off the side of the road at the intersection of West Hill Rd and Golf Course Rd. A male, identified as Satenstein, reported that he took a corner too fast and went off the road. In looking at the vehicle, LeBlanc identified it as a silver Toyota pickup truck with substantial left front end damage. Also noted was red paint transfer on the contact point, consistent with Parrot's truck from the reported hit and run. The piece of the vehicle that was located at the original scene had been taken by LeBlanc. In looking at the truck now present, it was observed that the piece that had fallen off earlier was a plug that would go into the bumper where fog lights would be if they were installed. The passenger side "plug" was still intact. The driver's side was missing, and the piece LeBlanc had was a match and fit perfectly.
While speaking with Satenstein, LeBlanc detected a moderate odor of intoxicants and noted that his speech was slurred, his walk was unsteady, he swayed while standing, and his eyes were bloodshot and watery. After administering Field Sobriety Exercises to Satenstein, he was taken into custody for Suspicion of Driving Under the Influence. He was transported to the State Police barracks at Middlesex for processing. Satenstein submitted to an infrared breath test and was found to be over the legal limit of .08%.
Satentstein was released with a citation to appear at the Washington Superior Court-Criminal Division, on October 4, 2012, to answer to the charges of Leaving the Scene of an Accident and DUI.
COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: October 4, 2012
COURT:Washington Superior-Criminal Division
LODGED - LOCATION: n/a
BAIL: n/a
MUG SHOT: Y
Sergeant Ray LeBlanc
Patrol Commander
Vermont State Police-Middlesex
1080 US Rt 2
Middlesex, VT 05602
Ph:802-229-9191
Fax:802-229-2648
Email: raymond.leblanc@state.vt.us
State of Vermont | Vermont Department of Public Safety
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CASE#: 12A304092/12A304093
TROOPER: Sgt. Ray LeBlanc
STATION: Middlesex
CONTACT#: 802-229-9191
DATE/TIME: 09-14-12@ 2306 hrs/09-15-12@0039 hrs
LOCATION:Butcher House Drive, Waitsfield; West Hill Rd, Warren
VIOLATION:Leaving the Scene of an Accident/DUI
ACCUSED: John Satenstein
AGE: 35
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Fayston, VT
VICTIM#1: Charles Parrot AGE: 64
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Waitsfield, VT
VICTIM#2: Desiree Brooks AGE: 47
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Ansonia, CT

Relevant Address(es):
Washington, VT 05675 (Set as Local)
Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)
Waitsfield, VT 05673 (Set as Local)
Warren, VT 05674 (Set as Local)
Middlesex, VT 05602 (Set as Local)
Fayston, VT 05673 (Set as Local)
ansonia, CT 06401 (Set as Local)

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