20 April 2020
Major Darrin S. Pitkin
Troop B Commander


On May 2, 2020, State Police arrested 27-year-old Curtis A. Banker of Peru following a car crash that occurred on April 18, 2020, at 5:47 a.m. on Union Road in the town of Peru. Banker was charged with Felony DWI, due to a previous conviction in the preceding ten years. He was released on an appearance ticket for the Town of Peru Court.



Original release:On April 18, 2020, at approximately 5:47 a.m., State Police responded to Union Road in the town of Peru for a report of a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, a 2008 Dodge Charger was located with obvious signs of a crash. However, no occupants were located at the scene. The operator was soon located at his residence on Calkins Road after he contacted 911 to report his injuries.

An investigation revealed that 27-year-old Curtis A. Banker of Peru was traveling south on Union Road when he lost control trying to negotiate a curve in the roadway. His vehicle ran off the road, striking a guide rail, a sign, and then it continued into a field where the vehicle struck an earth embankment and came to a rest.  Banker was ejected from the vehicle through the rear windshield. He then fled the scene. Banker was transported to the University of Vermont Health Network at the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh where he was found to have multiple serious injuries. He was later transferred to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington Vermont for further treatment.

This investigation is continuing.


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