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Driver in parked car arrested after crash / Drive-in post office / Motorcycle fatal / 113 MPH in 50 MPH zone

The Bradford Post Office had to close early Monday afternoon after a car struck the building facade shattering the window of the front lobby. There were no injuries. According to the Bradford Police Department, the driver was parking his car in front of the post office and inadvertently hit the accelerator pedal instead of the brake. – April 25 Journal-Opinion newsletter

It’s not often that the driver of the parked car gets arrested after another car plows into him – but that’s what happened yesterday to Brian Foy, 57, a Burlington homeless man, state police say. 

Foy was parked on the side of Rte. 4A in West Rutland at 8 pm when a 2019 VW driven by Erin Perry, 26 of Castleton struck his 2014 Toyota. Taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries,  During the investigation, police found that Foy’s car wasn’t actually his – it was stolen out of Burlington several days earlier, a fact Foy sought to conceal. He also showed signs of impairment and was processed at Rutland Regional Medical Center prior to being held on charges stemming from an Aggravated Domestic Assault earlier in the evening.

Police say that at 5:30 pm, Brian Foy was dropping someone off at a home on River Rd in Arlington. As the person exited the vehicle, Foy accelerated at a high rate of speed, throwing the victim from the vehicle, who suffered bodily injury. Foy fled the area, later being located in West Rutland.

Foy was jailed on $25,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court today. 

Motorcycle fatal – On April 22 at about 4:30 pm, a crash involving a motorcycle and a passenger car on Rte. 7 in Charlotte took the life of an Essex man. 

Medical personnel on scene determined that the operator of the motorcycle, Timothy Williams, 34, of Essex was dead. One occupant of the involved passenger car reported minor pain and was transported to the UVMMC for evaluation as a precaution.

Initial investigation and witness statements gathered on scene indicated that Williams was traveling northbound on Rt. 7 well in excess of the posted 50 MPH speed limit when his motorcycle struck the back of a car driven by David Pearson, 71, also traveling northbound.  Candis Pearson, 69, was in the car with him. 

Williams was ejected from the motorcycle and sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash.  Williams was later transported to the UVMMC for autopsy. The investigation is ongoing. No charges have been filed at this time. 

PA man busted for 113 MPH in 50 MPH zone – State police say that at 1:30 AM on April 22, a white sedan traveling north on VT Route 22A was confirmed via radar the sedan was traveling 113 mph in a 50 mph zone, which is 63 mph above the posted speed limit. Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle, were unsuccessful, and did not pursue. 

The van was later stopped in the City of Vergennes and the operator was identified as John Garcia (20) of Allentown, PA. Garcia was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Vergennes Police Department for processing. During the course of the investigation it was found Garcia also had two passengers in the vehicle. 

Garcia was cited to appear in court and faces a penalty of 2 points on his license and a waiver amount of $917.

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  1. Interesting, this guy is held on 25,000 bail, yet the guy who keeps assaulting police officers (women, I might add) and first responders (4th offense at this point) is released on $50 bail…what gives here???
    Further, why is 113 mph in a 50 mph zone only a 2 point violation?