On August 16, members of the State Police Traffic Operations
Section were conducting traffic enforcement on Rt-4 in Rutland
County. Sgt. Michael Roj was monitor traffic on Route 4 in
Killington Village at 8 a.m. when he observed an eastbound vehicle
attempting to pass on the left a vehicle directly ahead of it in a
no passing zone.
The suspect vehicle entered the westbound lane and while
completing the pass, narrowly missed colliding with a westbound
vehicle. The suspect vehicle was clocked at 65 mph in a posted
40 mph zone. The suspect vehicle was stopped and identified as
a 2001 Jeep. The operator was identified as Kristin A. Celentano,
age 36 from Rutland Vt.
Operator Celentano was arrested and transported to the Rutland
State Police barracks for processing. She was released on a
citation to appear in Rutland Court on Sept. 24 for the offense of
Careless and Negligent Operation.
The Vermont state police continue to support the Summer HEAT
initiative, which is designed to take enforcement action against
motorists who speed and drive aggressively.
This programs goal is to reduce the high number of vehicle
collisions and deaths, which are occurring on Vermont highways.