Woman answers to charge in crashApril 02,2013Woman answers to
charge in crash
A Brandon woman who police say was in a near head-on crash on Route 7 denied a pair of criminal charges on Monday.
Cheryl L. Barrows, 48, pleaded innocent in Rutland criminal court to misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence of drugs, second offense, and a charge of careless or negligent operation.
Barrows was arrested following a crash in November in which Pittsford police say her station wagon veered into the southbound lane of the two-lane highway and collided with the side of a pickup travelling south.
The driver of that truck, Brian Hitchako, 60, of Ballston Spa, N.Y., told police that the station wagon would have struck his vehicle head-on if he had not steered onto the road’s shoulder at the last moment.
Police say a blood-alcohol test of Barrows came back clean. But Barrows told police she had taken a variety of prescription drugs before she drove and was described as being on the verge of falling asleep while she was interviewed at the hospital.MORE IN This Just InRICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: 2nd president John Adams signs Sedition Act on this day in 1798 providing jail time for criticizing the government; Jerry Rubin, co-creator of the Yippies, American activist, political theorist, businessman, born this day in 1938. 0Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott uploads astronomic, historic and epigrammatic content... Full StoryTODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: A brief midsummer return of last winter’s stubborn cold air mass descends over the Northern Plains, Midwest and Northeast this week bringing colder than seasonable daytime temperatures. 0Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information and easily digestible... Full Story
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