Car on fire halts traffic, driver arrested

WILLISTON, Vt. (WCAX) A car consumed by fire shut down a Williston road and police say the driver ran away.

Officers responded to a report of a car in flames on South Brownell Road last night after it ran into a telephone pole, they learned the driver ran away.

Two passengers of the car reported the driver, Kimberly Donovan of Barre, left with her boyfriend and her 9-year-old child.

They came back 30 minutes later and Donovan was placed into custody for DUI.

She was also charged with leaving the scene, gross negligent operation and cruelty to a child.

Two telephone poles had to be replaced.

The roadway has since been opened up.

WCAX viewer Richard Erdman sent us some close-up video of the fire.