Vermont State Police cited a Winooski man for attempted murder and a slew of other crimes after they say he shot at two drivers on Interstate 89 in Milton last week.
VSP said Jason Dion, 21, shot at two motorists while driving northbound on I-89 on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Initially, police only listed one victim, 22-year-old Tristan Cameron of St. Albans, but further investigation named another — 66-year-old Barbara Sawyer, also of St. Albans.
Neither victim was injured, police said.
Police say Dion first shot at Sawyer’s vehicle as he passed her near Exit 17 in Colchester. They found a single projectile had entered her vehicle through the rear driver’s side door.
Dion subsequently fired at Cameron near mile marker 102 in Milton, the press release said. Multiple witnesses saw Dion’s 2013 Dodge Dart operating erratically, passing vehicles on both sides before producing a handgun and shooting at Cameron.
Cameron called 911, and troopers from the VSP-St. Albans barracks intercepted Dion as he continued north. He led troopers on a three-mile pursuit, traveling between 55 and 60 mph before stopping near mile marker 115 in St. Albans, police said.
Police recovered a revolver-style handgun from Dion’s vehicle. Shortly after, he “experienced a medical event,” the press release says, and was transported to Northwestern Medical Center where he was initially held on $5,000 bail.
He is now being held at Northwest State Correctional Facility without bail, a press release Monday said.
In addition to attempted murder, police have cited Dion for aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, gross negligent operation and attempting to elude.