Roger Pion, the man who rolled his monster tractor over seven police cars, was brought into court in Vermont yesterday. According to New England Cable News, the man is “accused of being a one-man wrecking crew. “ Apparently, that’s a criminal offense in Vermont.
While the crushing perpetrator had his first day in court, an insurance adjuster made her first damage assessment. Sheriff Kirk Martin told New England Cable News the flattened Panther “are valued at $40-50,000 apiece when outfitted with radar, computers, a cage, and other gear.”
Says the news channel:
“Judge Howard VanBenthuysen ordered Pion held on $50,000 bail. If he makes bail, VanBenthuysen ordered Pion to stay in Orleans County under the supervision of his father, and ruled that he would not be able to drive vehicles, including tractors. “
Orleans County had to borrow cruisers from other police departments to keep deputies on the roads.