Police deal with two rollover accidents

BENNINGTON — Two rollover accidents last week led to one arrest and a second arrest is likely, Police Chief Steve Campbell said Monday.

Police responded to the first rollover at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday on Route 47. According to police, Steve LaFave, 26, of Bennington, lost control of his 1991 Plymouth due to road conditions and speed, and the car subsequently rolled over onto its roof.

LaFave complained of minor injuries and was taken to Monadnock Community Hospital by ambulance.

Following an investigation, police charged LaFave with DWI.

He was released on a summons for the charge because he was receiving medical treatment at the time. The Plymouth, which was totaled, was towed from the scene.

Campbell said the other rollover was called in to police by a motorist on Gillis Hill Road, where the accident happened at around 12:30 a.m. on Friday. When police arrived, they found a 1998 Subaru that had rolled over into a ditch, with no one around. Police investigation revealed that speed was a factor, Campbell said. The Subaru was totaled and was towed.

Police searched the area of the accident with a police dog, but did not find the driver of the car. Campbell said he will eventually bring conduct after an accident charges, once it is determined who the operator was.

Lindsey Arceci can be reached at 924-7172, ext. 232, or

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