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November 28, 2016

Colchester Man Charged After Shooting from the Road

A Colchester man faces serious penalties after being caught shooting from the road on the last day of Vermont's November deer hunting season.

After receiving complaints of people shooting at deer from a road, Vermont State Game Wardens deployed an antlered deer facsimile in Cambridge on Sunday, November 27. At approximately 2:15 p.m. the wardens observed a truck stop near the deer facsimile and saw the driver shoot at it from the driver's seat of the truck.

When the wardens announced their presence, the operator left the scene at a high rate of speed. The wardens pursued the truck for several miles on back roads before they observed the truck drive behind a building in Cambridge.

The violator, 22-year-old Justin Andrews of Colchester, was taken into custody for having a loaded long gun in a motor vehicle, shooting from a motor vehicle and failure to stop for a game warden.

Andrews must appear in Lamoille Superior Court, Criminal Division, in January 2017 to answer the charges. If convicted, Andrews will be fined up to $1000 for each offense and lose his privilege to hunt, fish and trap in Vermont for three years. The rifle used to commit the offense would also be forfeited to the state.

Media Contact: Col. Jason Batchelder, 802-828-1529

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: November 28, 2016 16:14:44