NEWPORT (AP) - A Vermont Transportation Agency foreman is facing charges he lied to police and his insurance company after reporting damage to his personal truck was a hit-and-run accident, when it was hit by a new employee.

Roger Daigle, of North Troy, allegedly told police he lied to protect the worker.

The 48-year-old Daigle pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of insurance fraud and providing false information to a police officer after the December 2012 crash in a Barton highway garage.

The Caledonian Record reports police received an anonymous letter in April that said the worker had hit Daigle's pickup at the highway garage.

The worker told police Daigle told him not to worry about the damage.

Daigle was not working Friday and couldn't be reached to comment.


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