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Woman used car as weapon

PROCTOR—Police say a Proctor woman attempted to use a motor vehicle as a weapon last week and in doing so placed her two juvenile children in harm’s way.

On the evening of Tuesday, July 18, state police with the Rutland Barracks responded to a family fight on Market Street in the town of Proctor. Investigation concluded that Melanie Rooney, age 29 of Proctor, tried to cause bodily harm to her boyfriend by using her car. During this incident, Rooney placed her children, who were in the car, at risk of injury. Additionally, troopers observed Rooney to be driving while intoxicated. Rooney was taken into custody, transported to the state police barracks in Rutland Town, and processed for DUI and several other offenses. She was later transferred to the Vermont Department of Corrections for lack of $25,000 bail.

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