Police: Six people hospitalized after drunk driving crash

One man will be in court Wednesday and six people are recovering after being hurt in an alleged drunk driving crash in Essex.
Published: May. 31, 2023 at 6:32 AM EDT
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ESSEX, Vt. (WCAX) - An Essex Junction man has pleaded not guilty to a slew of charges after police say he was drinking and caused a crash, sending six people to the hospital Tuesday night.

It happened Tuesday night around 7:45. Police in Essex. Police say that shortly after getting a call about an erratic high-speed driver, they responded to a two-car crash on Route 15 near Fort Ethan Allen.

Officers say six people from one of the vehicles were in need of medical attention and were transported to the hospital.

Steven Bergman, 54, was arrested and faces a number of charges including suspicion of DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, and grossly negligent operation.