Man denies he stole dump truckSeptember 04,2013Man denies he
stole dump truck
A Killington man who allegedly stole and then crashed a $50,000 dump truck Monday was arraigned Tuesday on seven charges brought by prosecutors in two counties.
Cameron L. Smith, 25, pleaded innocent in Rutland criminal court to felony charges of unlawful trespass in an occupied dwelling and operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, as well as a misdemeanor charge of drunken driving, all of which were brought by Rutland prosecutors.
But because Smith allegedly drove the stolen truck into Windsor County, where police say he drove over an embankment off Route 107 in Stockbridge, he also pleaded innocent to misdemeanor charges of leaving the scene of a crash, drunken driving, operating a motor vehicle in a reckless manner and reckless endangerment, which were brought by prosecutors in that county.
Smith remained in the Rutland jail Tuesday afternoon for lack of $15,000 bail. If convicted of all charges, he faces up to 17 years in jail.
Trooper Aaron McNeil said Smith exhibited signs of extreme intoxication when he wandered into a home on Route 100 in Pittsfield, where a woman said she found Smith barefoot in her kitchen requesting a glass of water.
Smith reportedly left the home without incident but then allegedly stole the dump truck from a home next door.MORE IN This Just In
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