Police investigating horse spooking incident in Brownwington

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BROWNINGTON — Police are investigating an incident in Brownington, after two men threw things at a woman riding a horse, causing a safety concern.

At around 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, police were notified that a “lifted” black pickup truck was traveling at a high rate of speed in town.

According to police, the two male occupants who were in the bed of the pickup truck, threw items at a woman while she was riding her horse on the Moulton Road.

The items that were thrown, as well as the loud speeding truck, caused the horse to get frightened and upset, posing a safety concern.

Vermont law states when approaching horses or cattle in the roadway:

“Control in presence of horses and cattle (a) Whenever upon a public highway and approaching a vehicle drawn by a horse or other draft animal, or approaching a horse or other animal upon which a person is riding, the operator of a motor vehicle shall operate the vehicle in such a manner as to exercise every reasonable precaution to prevent the frightening of such horse or animal and to insure the safety and protection of the person riding or driving.”

Anyone with any information regarding the black pickup truck or the
registered owner or passengers is being asked to contact Corporal Amy LeClair at 802-334-8881.