FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Reckless Endangerment, Negligent Operation
DATE OF INCIDENT: February 3, 2020
TIME OF INCIDENT: 2244 hours
LOCATION OF INCIDENT: Fairfax, Vermont
NAME: Phoebe Knox
ADDRESS: St. Albans, Vermont
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On February 3, 2020 at approximately 2200 hours, a Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy was conducting speed enforcement on Route 104 near Toof Road when the Deputy observed a vehicle traveling north on Route 104 at a speed greater than the posted 50 mph speed limit.
Once the vehicle passed the Deputy, it began to accelerate away. As the Deputy approached the intersection of Woods Edge Road, the Deputy noticed the vehicle off the roadway approximately five feet from a telephone pole. The operator was identified as Phoebe Knox, 19 of St Albans, Vermont. Investigation revealed that Knox attempted to flee from the Deputy before losing control and going off the roadway. Knox had a passenger in the vehicle at the time and no one was injured.
Knox was taken into custody and transported to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in St Albans for processing. She was released with a citation to appear in Franklin County District Court-Criminal Division on March 9, 2020 at 1300 hours.