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Police Say Slow Down

Capt. Ray Keefe of the Vermont State Police looks over a cruiser that was hit by another vehicle on I-89 in Sharon, Vt., on Feb. 19, 2014. The cruiser had been stopped for another accident when an oncoming car hit it. 
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

Capt. Ray Keefe of the Vermont State Police looks over a cruiser that was hit by another vehicle on I-89 in Sharon, Vt., on Feb. 19, 2014. The cruiser had been stopped for another accident when an oncoming car hit it. Valley News - Jennifer Hauck Purchase photo reprints »

Vermont State Police Capt. Ray Keefe examines a cruiser that was hit by another vehicle on Interstate 89 in Sharon on Wednesday, sending a trooper to the hospital. State Police said Trooper Christopher Blais had stopped on the southbound interstate, with his emergency lights activated, to assist a motorist whose vehicle had spun out in the snow when the police cruiser was struck from behind by an SUV driven by Alden Hall, 44, of Lebanon. Blais was taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with a potential back injury and later released, Keefe said. Hall has been cited with driving at a speed too fast for conditions, Keefe said. “We remind people you have to slow down when you see the blue lights (flashing) a distance away,” Keefe said. “We’re not always in the right lane.” Valley News — Jennifer Hauck