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Vt. man accused of crushing cop cars with tractor found incompetent to stand trial

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(AP) NEWPORT, Vt. - Roger Pion, a Vermont man charged with crushing seven police vehicles by driving a tractor over them, has been found incompetent to stand trial.

Pion, of Newport, had already been involuntarily committed to the custody of the state Commissioner of Mental Health.

The 34-year-old Pion faced multiple criminal counts after police say he drove his dad's tractor over six cruisers and a van at the county sheriff's department in Derby in August 2012, causing about $300,000 in damage.

Police said he was angry over a previous arrest for marijuana possession. Pion pleaded not guilty.

The Caledonian-Record reports a judge agreed to a hearing to determine how and where Pion will receive psychiatric treatment. Prosecutors asked for another evaluation in 90 days.

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