Moretown, VT — Vermont State Police were notified of a car crash on Saturday night in Moretown at around 9:35 pm and found a black vehicle that had crashed into a barn on Route 100.

Investigations show that the vehicle was being operated by 29-year-old Samantha Hojnacki of Waitsfield. Hojnacki had been serving as a caretaker for a vulnerable adult prior to the crash but a verbal altercation led to her leaving the vulnerable adult on the side of the road in -9 degree weather.

Hojnacki was arrested for suspicion of DUI, Reckless Endangerment and Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult and is set to appear in Washington County Superior Court, Criminal Division on February 3.