Woman charged with DWI after crash with motorcyle

A Peterborough woman was charged with DWI and negligent operation on Sunday after the car she was driving hit a motorcycle on an access road to Route 91 in Vermont, injuring the two people riding on the motorcycle.

According to Vermont State Police, Loralie Fuller, 23, of Peterborough, driving a 2006 Toyota Rav-4, ran into a 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Robert Lynde, 56, of Bellows Falls, Vt., on the exit 5 access road in Westminster at about 4:47 p.m. Lynde and his passenger, Valerie Coburn of Bellows Falls, were treated at the scene by Westminster Fire and Rescue workers, then taken by ambulance to a hospital in Springfield, Vt. According to the report filed by Trooper Ryan Wood, who responded to the accident, Lynde and Coburn, whose age was not available, suffered “significant but non-life-threatening injuries.”

Fuller was not injured in the accident, according to the report. Both vehicles had moderate damage.

Wood arrested Fuller, charging her with DWI, with serious bodily injury resulting, and negligent operation, with serious bodily injury resulting. She was taken to the Rockingham State Police barracks, then held overnight at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield in lieu of $10,000 bail.

On Monday, Fuller pleaded not guilty in the Windham Criminal Division of Vermont’s Superior Court. She did not post bail of $10,000 and is being held at the Chittenden Regional Correction Facility, according to court officials. Further appearance dates have not been set.

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