RUTLAND - On May 26, at approximately 11:15 p.m., taxi driver Roy Webster called the Vermont State Police and reported that he had been struck by a Jeep on State Street in the City of Rutland.
Webster owns Roy's Taxi Service in the City of Rutland.
Webster reported that he was standing outside of his taxi when a Jeep driving by on State Street swerved into him striking the side of his body while running over his heels.
Webster, who suffered minor injures, got into his taxi and followed it into of Proctor.
While following the Jeep, Webster called the police and gave updates about the Jeep's operation.
While officers converged on the Jeep, Webster reported that it was swerving all over the road, and that it struck a guardrail and several curbs while driving towards the Proctor.
Webster followed the Jeep until it pulled into a driveway on West Street in the Town of Proctor, where simultaneously it was stopped by a Sergeant with the Rutland County Sheriff's Department.
Members of the State Police arrived shortly after. The operator of the Jeep, Anthony Forrest, 41, of Proctor was found to be substantially intoxicated. He was screened for impairment, arrested, and processed at the VSP Rutland Barracks. Forrest's BrAC was found to be .250 percent.
Forrest denied striking Webster with his vehicle and it is believed that he did not intend to strike him.
Forrest is schedule to appear in Rutland Superior Court Criminal Division June 13 at 8:30 a.m.