By MADELINE HUGHES
A Shelburne woman was hit by a drunk driver on Shelburne Road on Thursday evening, according to Shelburne Police, who detoured traffic to Webster Road for over an hour and a half.
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, at 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 spokeswoman said Tuesday afternoon that Dusik had improved to fair condition.
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.
The investigation is ongoing. Investigators ask any witnesses to call 802-985-8051 with more information.