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- Teen accused of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer and Leaving the Scene of an Accident
CHITTENDEN - On Friday, Oct. 4, at approx. 10:09 p.m. Vermont
State Police responded to the area of Mountain Top Road in
Chittenden, Vt. for a reported underage drinking party in the
When troopers arrived, they located a large gathering in a
wooded area between Mountain Top Road and Dam Road. As Troopers
approached the gathering on foot, several individual began to flee
the area on foot and in vehicles.
One of those subjects, later identified as Cody J. Dion age 19
from Chittenden, was fleeing the scene in his vehicle. When
troopers ordered him to stop and exit his vehicle. Dion refused to
comply and suddenly accelerated directly toward both troopers.
Although neither trooper was seriously injured, the passenger side
of Dion's vehicle struck one of the trooper's hands as he jumped
off the narrow path to avoid being struck by the vehicle. Dion
continued to accelerate up the narrow path and struck one of the
parked cruisers causing minor damage to both vehicles. Dion then
fled the area in his vehicle.
An investigation at the scene led Troopers to Dion's home
address on Dam Road in Chittenden where he was taken into custody.
State Police located Dion's vehicle on Wild Cat Road, where he had
left it. Dion was transported to the Vermont State Police Barracks
for processing, and later lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional
Center, with bail set at $25,000. The court date was set for Oct.