STAMFORD, Vt. -- A two-car crash over the weekend involving two North Adams residents ended in a driving under the influence of alcohol charge for one driver.
According to Vermont State Police Trooper Chris Burnett, North Adams resident Colter Suters, 20, was arrested early Saturday morning on a driving under the influence of alcohol charge after police responded to the crash on Main Road.
Police say that at roughly 2:40 a.m., Suters was following Philip Michalenko, 26, while traveling south on Main Road (Vt. Route 100). Michalenko told police a cat ran in front of his vehicle -- a 2005 Pontiac G6 -- and he hit his brakes and came to a stop. Suters, driving a 2006 Suzuki Forenza, was not able to stop before hitting the rear of Michalenko’s vehicle. Both vehicles were traveling approximately 30 mph. Suters’ car suffered heavy front end damage, while Michalenko’s received minor rear bumper damage, police say.
According to police, further investigation led to Suters’ arrest, and he was processed at the Shaftsbury Barracks. His blood alcohol content was measured at .089 percent, police say. Suters was issued a citation to appear in Bennington District Court on Sept. 17.