Man charged with negligent operation after sideswiping police cruiser

Published: Aug. 27, 2022 at 9:54 PM EDT
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WILLISTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A Burlington motorist is facing multiple charges after police say he sideswiped into a police car that made a traffic stop.

This is video of the damage to the police vehicle. Williston Police say an officer was making a traffic stop in that cruiser with the blue emergency lights on. That s when 43-year old Amir Pickersgill allegedly crashed into the police car and took off southbound on I-89 at around 2:00AM this morning. Another officer finally stopped the black Ford pickup truck. No one was injured.

Pickersgill is charged with DUI, negligent operation of a vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident.