Hit-hit-hit-hit-and-run accident

A driver who allegedly refused to stop despite a number of crashes in Hebron on Aug. 25 was later arrested for driving while intoxicated.

Jennifer H. Gemmette, 47, of Poultney, Vt., was charged with driving while intoxicated as well as a host of vehicle and traffic violations, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.

A witness phoned police reporting a black Mercedes Benz involved in a hit-and-run accident in Hebron on Washington County Route 30 around 11:30 p.m.

The Mercedes struck a parked vehicle and pushed it into a neighboring yard where both vehicles came to rest with the Mercedes stuck under the parked car, police said. Witnesses reported attempting to stop the driver, later identified as Gemmette, from leaving. However, she was able to free her vehicle and leave the scene, according to police.

Police said Gemmette drove in the direction of a witness coming to investigate the crash as she left the scene of the initial crash, but did not get far before crashing again.

Gemmette drove across Route 30 through a fence and into a tree in the yard of another resident, police said.

Gemmette did not stop after striking the tree, police said, but instead somehow freed the car, striking the guardrail a number of times before fleeing the scene.

Witnesses provided responding police officers with a vehicle description as well as the license plate number and direction of travel.

Police found Gemmette just a short time later at the intersection of Washington County routes 31 and 30 where she had once again lost control of the Mercedes before leaving the roadway. The vehicle struck several signs before continuing across the lawn of a Route 31 residence, coming to stop after striking the corner of the building and another tree, police said.

Police said no injuries were reported.

Gemmette was arrested by Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Sullivan with assistance from Sgt. Nick Spiezio, Deputy Todd Ritchie, Scott Stark and the New York State Police.

 

 

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , ,

About Manchester Newspapers

View all posts by Manchester Newspapers

88 to graduate Granville High School Friday

GranvilleCapNGown2016 cmyk

By Krystle S. Morey Eighty-eight “pretty remarkable” young men and women will walk across the stage tomorrow, ending their days […]

Classifieds 06/22/16

State: No audit slated despite village request

Napa Auto Parts Manager Ken Towne said he’s worried about the time it will take a fire department to respond if his store, located across the street from the shut-down Hook & Ladder Co., were to have a fire.

By Krystle S. Morey The state Comptroller’s Office said it will not perform an audit on the Granville Hook & […]

Moratorium OK’d by board

Solar front

By Dan King No new solar farms will be going up in the town of Whitehall for the next three […]

47 to graduate Whitehall High School Friday

Group_School_9613 NEEDS CREDIT

By Dan King Forty-seven Railroaders are getting ready to join the college ranks, the military and the workforce. Whitehall High […]

Weekender – 06/17/16

Lakes Classifieds – 06/17/16

Northshire Freepress – 06/17/16

Lakes Region Freepress – 06/17/16

North Country Freepress – 06/17/16

Classifieds 06/15/16

Torres re-hired after heated debate

School Board 3-Walter Foster

By Krystle S. Morey By a controversial 5-4 vote, the Granville Board of Education agreed Monday night to rehire Mario Torres as […]