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Driver in crash that killed 5 teens use insanity defense

BURLINGTON, Vt. – A man accused of driving the wrong way and causing an interstate crash in Vermont that killed five teenagers in 2016, is planning an insanity defense.

The Burlington Free press releases Steven Bourgoin’s lawyer filed court documents Thursday indicating his client to plead not guilty due to insanity.

The police says Bourgoin the cause of the Interstate 89 crash in Williston, Vermont, for stealing a police car and cause more accidents. He had previously pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

A report released by the police last year shows Bourgoin had THC in his system hours after the crash on Oct. 8, 2016. THC is the chemical in marijuana that makes people high.

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Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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