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Commercial Motor Vehicle Crash Topsham, VT

SUBJECT: Commercial Motor Vehicle Crash

DATE / TIME OF INCIDENT:   3.22.24 13:06 hours


TYPE OF EVENT(S):  Commercial motor Vehicle cash.  Post Crash inspection, DUI Investigation


INVESTIGATING INSPECTOR(S):  Inspectors Ben Shelp and Rajesh Hailey.

SUMMARY:  On 3/22/24 DMV Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspectors were dispatched to a single vehicle Commercial Motor Vehicle crash on Hart Rd in Topsham, VT.  The Vehicle was identified as a 2022 Freightliner UPS truck operated by Mathew Brownlie 36 of ST Johnsbury Vermont.  No injuries were reported and Rescue was not dispatched to the scene.  Wright’s towing of Barton removed the vehicle from the scene.  Brownlie was taken to the ST Johnsbury barracks and processed for DUI.  Brownlie was released with a citation to appear in Orange county Superior court.  A level 1 post crash inspection was completed.  The case is still under investigation at this time.

ROAD CLOSURE(S): Hart Road was closed briefly while the truck was being removed.


This is an informational post made in the interest of transparency and public awareness of the activities of the Department of Motor Vehicles. For more information about a specific incident, please contact DMV HQ at 802-828-2078.