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ST. ALBANS — Police responded early Saturday morning to a Kellogg Road crash that left a passenger hospitalized and the driver incarcerated, according to the St. Albans Police Department.
Lt. Ron Hoague said police and emergency crews responded at about 4 a.m. Saturday after the 2002, blue Subaru Impreza went off Kellogg Road and collided into trees.
A female passenger, who name was unavailable from police this morning, was partially ejected from the vehicle, and pinned underneath as the car rolled on its side, he said. Crews from St. Albans Town Fire Department extricated the passenger, who was transported to Northwestern Medical Center (NMC), where she remains in stable condition, Hoague said.
The vehicle’s operator, Timothy Martin, of St. Albans, also was transported to NMC and treated for minor injuries, Hoague said. Efforts to determine Martin’s age via contact with police and the Vermont Dept. of Corrections were unsuccessful this morning.
During the course of the investigation, police found Martin to have been driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol, Hoague said. Martin was charged on a charge of driving under the influence with serious injury resulting and was transported and lodged at the Northwest State Correctional Facility.
Hoague said the road was dry at the time of the crash, and speed was also considered a factor. He said the vehicle also was using a temporary, spare wheel and tire — sometimes called a “donut” — that manufacturers typically advice not be used at high rates of speed.