POWNAL — A Bennington man was arrested after police said he forced his way into a Pownal home, drove off and crashed his truck a short distance down the road on Saturday night.
Donald Hurley, 19, of Bennington, was cited for unlawful trespass, driving under the influence of alcohol and violating his conditions of release from custody, police said.
In a press release, police said they had gotten a report around 10:10 p.m. Saturday that Hurley had forced his way into a home off of Strohmaier Road in Pownal.
According to the press release, Hurley was under a court order at the time that prohibited him from contacting a certain person at that home.
According to the press release, Hurley was located a short distance from where he crashed hiding in a barn at the Strohmaier farm.
Police said Hurley was taken into custody and taken to the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.
After being released from the hospital, Hurley was lodged at the Rutland jail for multiple counts of violating conditions of release and unlawful trespass.
He is expected to be arraigned today.
Blood results are pending in the allegation that Hurley was driving under the influence of alcohol but police said Hurley was already also issued more than $600 in ticket fines related to the crash.
Even before the alleged incident on Saturday, state police troopers had been searching for Hurley for a prior offense of violating court imposed release conditions.
The Bennington Police Department, Pownal Fire Department and Pownal Rescue Squad also responded to the incident.