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Pownal couple injured when car crashes into home; witnesses apprehend driver

Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 6:29 AM EDT
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POWNAL, Vt. (WCAX) - A Pownal couple was injured and their home damaged after a car plowed into it Tuesday night.

Witnesses told police they saw a speeding driver lose control on Route 346 shortly after 8:15 p.m. and smash into the home.

When the driver tried to take off on foot, witnesses chased him down and held him on the ground until troopers arrived.

Robert Viores, 30, is charged with DUI, aggravated assault and gross negligent operation.

The homeowners, Ralph and Judith Greenawalt, both 73, were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

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