On August 11, 2021

Tempers fly on 22A

Cross-county road rage ends in arrest

BENSON—On Aug. 7, at about 7 p.m., troopers from the State Police — Rutland Barracks were notified of a road rage incident that began on Route 22A in Addison County and continued into Rutland County to the town of Benson.

Investigation revealed Matthew Haunte, age 26 of Colchester, attempted to run other vehicles off the roadway. According to police, Haunte used his vehicle to deliberately strike another vehicle almost causing that vehicle to crash into oncoming traffic.

Haunte was ultimately stopped while driving in the town of Fair Haven and was subsequently taken into custody, processed and lodged at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility. He faces charges of first degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and gross negligent operation.

Rutland-based troopers were assisted by the Castleton and Fair Haven police departments.

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