Cruisers Crushed http://wamc.org en Vermont Man Accused of Crushing Cruisers Incompetent http://wamc.org/post/vermont-man-accused-crushing-cruisers-incompetent <p></p><p></p><p>A Vermont man charged with driving a tractor over seven police vehicles and crushing them has been found incompetent to stand trial.<br><br>Roger Pion,&nbsp; of Newport, had already been involuntarily committed to the custody of the state commissioner of mental health. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 01:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 55417 at http://wamc.org Vermont Man Accused of Crushing Cruisers Incompetent Bail Set for Vermont Man Accused of Crushing Cop Cars http://wamc.org/post/bail-set-vermont-man-accused-crushing-cop-cars <p>A Vermont man, who authorities say was angry over an arrest and used his tractor like a monster truck to drive over seven police vehicles, is being held on $50,000 bail.<br /><br />During a court appearance Friday in Newport, 34-year-old Roger Pion invoked his right to delay entering a plea to the 14 charges filed against him for allegedly crushing seven vehicles belonging to the Orleans County sheriff&#39;s department.<br /><br />Damage is estimated to be at least $250,000.<br /> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 21:25:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 44700 at http://wamc.org Man on Tractor Crushes Police Cars in Vermont http://wamc.org/post/man-tractor-crushes-police-cars-vermont <p>Vermont authorities say a man was arrested after driving a large farm tractor over several sheriffs&#39; cruisers, crushing them.<br /><br />Television station WCAX reports that a man was arrested shortly after the midday incident, in which no one was injured but several cruisers were apparently destroyed.<br /><br />Scott Wheeler, publisher of the Northland Journal, says the incident occurred outside the headquarters of the Orleans County Sheriff&#39;s Department in Newport.<br /><br />Several sheriffs&#39; cruisers and a Newport City Police car were crushed by the tractor.<br /> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 21:50:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 44585 at http://wamc.org