An Orleans man was charged with threatening Vermont State Troopers after being involved in a single-car crash in Barton early Saturday.

Troopers responded to a report that a car had hit two utility poles on Water Street near B&B Lane. They found the car, which was badly damaged, but couldn’t find the driver.

Police located the vehicle’s owner, identified as 27-year-old Samuel Barbeau of Orleans, who troopers say appeared intoxicated. He was being transported to Northern State Correctional Facility for detox when troopers say he threatened them with death and serious injury tried to damage the cruiser.

Police said it’s not clear who was driving at the time of the crash. They identified a second person in the car as Jennifer Allen, also of Orleans. The investigation is ongoing

Barbeau was issued a citation to appear in Orleans Criminal Court on Nov. 8 to answer the charge of criminal threatening.