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Pownal woman arrested for ramming vehicle with children in car

POWNAL –– A Pownal woman has been arrested for negligent operation and cruelty to a child after a road rage incident in which she rammed another vehicle multiple times before crashing into a ditch.

According to Vermont State Police, the incident occurred yesterday at approximately 11:18 p.m. in the area of US Route 7 and Mann Hill Road in the town of Pownal.

Alyssa Burgess, 22, was the victim of the road rage incident in which Tonya Florio, 42, rammed her vehicle twice before leaving the travel portion of the roadway and getting stuck in a ditch.

Florio had three juveniles in the vehicle at the time of the incident.

She was arrested for negligent operation and cruelty to a child x3.

Florio was transported to the Shaftsbury Barracks for processing and released on conditions to appear in Vermont Superior Court Bennington Criminal Division on March 20 to answer to the charges.

The three juveniles in Florio’s vehicle were not injured in the incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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