By Madeline Hughes
A Shelburne woman was in critical condition at UVM Medical Center Friday after being hit by a drunk driver on Shelburne Road on Thursday evening, according to Shelburne police.
Angie Dusik, 44, was on foot near Longmeadow Drive when she was struck by a northbound car driven by Aaron Whitehouse, 45, also of Shelburne about 6:42 p.m., police said.
Whitehouse was processed for suspected drunken driving and a breath test showed an alcohol level at .135 percent, Police Sgt. Josh Flore said.
An adult driver in Vermont is considered under the influence with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent.
Police are investigating whether Dusik also was impaired, Flore said, adding beer cans were found in the road at the scene. She was found in the middle of the northbound lane, police said.
Investigation by Officer Brian Fox indicated Dusik was not within a crosswalk at the time of the accident.
Shelburne Rescue rushed Dusik to the Burlington hospital due to the significant injuries sustained by the impact. A hospital spokesman said Dusik was in critical condition Friday afternoon.
Whitehouse’s red 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt sustained major damage.
Police said Whitehouse was issued a citation ordering him to appear on March 14 in Vermont Superior Court in Burlington on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
Shelburne Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.
Investigators asked any witnesses to call 802-985-8051 with more information.