With little hesitation, the driver of a box truck too tall for the Miller’s Run Covered Bridge rolled through the bridge, causing damage at both ends. Lyndonville Police are asking for help in locating the driver who failed to stop and report the incident. Chief Jack Harris, who has investigated many Miller’s Run bridge strikes, referred to the one that occurred Tuesday about 6:45 a.m. as the “first” one of the year, anticipating more strikes will follow. Video footage, provided Mike Grant of the bridge crash Tuesday morning shows a white box truck driving through the bridge, heading north. One person commenting on the You Tube video from Covered Bridge Accidents wrote, “this person drove through like he was on the Baja 500!” The box truck did stop briefly on the north side of the bridge, and the driver appears to speak to the driver of a grey pickup before continuing. Police are looking for the pickup driver, as well, hoping that person can help lead them to the driver of the box truck. Chief Harris said it’s “frustrating” that the individual in the pickup who watched the incident happen didn’t immediately alert someone. A Vermont deputy sheriff who was involved in a gunfight in upstate New York that left three injured last year was indicted on charges including attempted murder and a felony for possessing a gun in a sensitive location. Vito Caselnova pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Saratoga County Court on Tuesday. The Rutland County, Vermont, deputy, was off-duty at the time of the Nov. 20 gunfight in Saratoga Springs. Caselnova allegedly shot Alexander Colon, of Utica, after a barroom argument spilled onto the street. Saratoga Springs police opened fire when Caselnova did not drop his weapon. The deputy was hit several times but survived, as did Colon, local police said. Colon, 28, was charged with attempted assault. Two other men from Utica who were involved were also indicted with the same charges. Caselnova, 25, faces an eight-count indictment which includes attempted murder, assault, reckless endangerment, menacing and harassment.
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