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Police: West Road Fatal Crash Caused By Drunk Driver


Society & Culture  (tags: society, DUI, DWI, Drunken Drivers, MADD, law, crime, accidents, alcohol )

Dee
- 1824 days ago - benningtonbanner.com
BENNINGTON -- A fiery fatal crash on West Road in late May was caused by a drunken driver, according to police. Toxicology tests show that the blood-alcohol level of John Thomayer, 57, of Bennington, was more than three times the legal limit of .08 when-



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Dee C. (23)
Saturday July 25, 2009, 4:17 am
"Toxicology tests show that the blood-alcohol level of John Thomayer, 57, of Bennington, was more than three times the legal limit of .08 when the westbound 2000 Ford Focus he was driving crossed the center line and struck another vehicle, according to Bennington Police Sgt. Lloyd Dean. Thomayer, who was not wearing a seat belt, was killed in the May 29 crash.

He struck a 2000 Volkswagen Bug head-on. It was driven by 54-year-old Peter Rubin of Old Bennington, who suffered extensive injuries.

The crash occurred just east of the border with New York on West Road/Route 9. Rubin’s eastbound vehicle burst into flames on impact with Rubin trapped inside. Officers with the Bennington Police Department, Vermont State Police and the Bennington County Sheriff’s Department worked to free him from the burning vehicle. They used chemical fire extinguishers to knock down flames enough to get to Rubin.

The officers were able to free Rubin, and he was flown to Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center before being transported to the Westchester (N.Y.) Medical Center’s Burn Center for treatment.

Lloyd said it is possible Thomayer could have survived the crash if he had been wearing a seat belt."

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K. A. Hilliker (293)
Saturday July 25, 2009, 1:40 pm
Sadly, I still don't think we're coming down hard enough on the source of where these people are drinking......esp. if it's public establishments!
 

BernadetteP P. (72)
Saturday July 25, 2009, 6:44 pm
thatis sad thank dee
 

. (0)
Sunday July 26, 2009, 7:27 pm
THANNNNX... SHERBET TIS SO SAD THAT SO MANY PEOPLE ARE KILLED IN THIS MANNER, WE SHOULD BE TARGETING THIS LARGE BREWERIES THAT MANUFACTURE THESE BEVERAGES, JUST AS WE DO WITH THE CIGARETTE COMPANIES... i HAVE HEARD OF SO MANY YOUNGSTERS BEEN KILLED IN SOUTH AFRICA FROM THESE SAME TRAGIC CIRCUMSTANCES. TIME TO SAY NO TO BOOZE... AND TO BOYCOTT THEM
 
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