Andy Dwyer has been sentenced after being convicted of driving a truck into two power lines
Andy Dwyer has been sentenced after being convicted of driving a truck into two power lines and a car on Main Street in Lyndonville. Dwyer, 36, of Lyndonville, pleaded guilty at his arraignment in April to a charge of leaving the scene of a crash and no contest to a charge of gross negligent operation of a motor vehicle. On Monday, Dwyer was sentenced by Judge Justin Jiron to a 0-3 month suspended sentence, one year of probation, substance abuse and mental health screening, a safe driving course and an order to complete the reparative board within eight months. A restitution hearing will be scheduled at a later date. Dwyer had been facing a possible sentence of up to four years in prison and $7,000 in fines. The crash occurred on March 4 at 10:43 p.m. in snowy conditions at 499 Main Street in Lyndon. Witnesses to the crash told police that he was traveling south on Main Street when the truck drove onto the sidewalk, struck and destroyed two power lines and crashed into a BMW. According to court documents, Dwyer told police he fell asleep at the wheel, and after he realized he had been involved in a crash he ‘panicked’ and fled the scene. Police said Dwyer was driving a work truck owned by “Winterset Incorporated” in Lyndon. The next morning, Dwyer contacted state police and admitted he was the driver of the truck involved in the crash.