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Angry Vt. Farmer Charged with Driving Tractor Over 7 Sheriff's Vehicles

August 03, 2012  | 

A farmer who was arrested last month expressed his displeasure Thursday afternoon in Newport, Vt., by driving a heavy tractor over seven police vehicles owned by the Orleans County Sheriff's Department, authorities said.

Five of the damaged vehicles were fully marked red, white and black cruisers, and two were unmarked, including a transport van. An eighth car, belonging to the department bookkeeper, was pushed out of the way by the tractor in an effort to get at the cruisers. It had minor damage.

Roger Pion, 34, is facing seven counts of felony unlawful mischief and one misdemeanor count of unlawful mischief on suspicion of damaging the cars, State Police Detective Trooper Lyle Decker said. Newport police arrested Pion on July 3 on charges of resisting arrest and possession of marijuana.

Read Full Story at: BurlingtonFreePress.com

Tags: Orleans County (Vt.) Sheriff, Heavy Equipment Rampages, Managing a Police Fleet


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greg @ 8/7/2012 2:39 PM

Just get a judgement and put a lien on his farm, and it's equipment until it is either a debt paid in full or auctioned out from under him to reimburse the taxpayers.

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