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

Obituary: Audrey J. Vladyka

North Granville, NY – Audrey J. Vladyka passed peacefully into the arms of the lord on October 12, 2019, while […]

Obituary: Roger H. Edwards

Roger Edwards obit photo

Roger H. Edwards, 88, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, with his loving daughters by his […]

Obituary: Donald H. Hammond

Hammond obit poto

Donald H. Hammond, 75, passed away on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at Albany Medical Center following a long illness, surrounded […]

North Country Freepress – 10/11/19

FreePress_10_11_19.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Region Freepress – 10/11/19

Lakes_10_11_19.pdf-web.pdf

Classifieds 10/09/19

Classifides 10_9_19.pdf-web.pdf

518 Wheels – 10/10/19

518 Wheels 10_11_19.pdf-web.pdf

12-unit apartment complex to be auctioned off

DSC_3276

By Matthew Saari Brookview Town Houses owes nearly $42,000 in back taxes and is set to be auctioned off this […]

‘Culture has changed’ at school

WHS

By PJ Ferguson The consensus at the Whitehall Junior-Senior High School is that the “ship has tightened” and the “culture […]

Christmas in the Park kicks of Wednesday

Gville lights

By Matthew Saari It may be only the second week of October, but a group of Granville residents is already […]

Cameras to ‘patrol’ Skenesborough Park

visitor center2

By PJ Ferguson After multiple reports of vandalism and property destruction in Skenesborough Park, the Whitehall Town Board has voted […]

Town-wide sale in Poultney Saturday

yard sale

By Jared Stamm The Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its annual fall town-wide yard sale tomorrow, […]