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Accused Driver In Multiple Fatal Wrong-Way Crash Facing Domestic Assault Charge

The man accused of driving the wrong way on a Vermont interstate, crashing into a car and killing five high school students is facing a domestic assault charge.

According to a police affidavit, in May, 36-year-old Steven Bourgoin hit his girlfriend in the head, and threatened to throw her down the stairs. Police say when she tried to leave with their 2-year-old child, Bourgoin got into the vehicle, drove them around and threatened to kill them.

The woman told police that a similar incident happened two years ago in Massachusetts, where the couple previously lived.

A public defender representing Bourgoin did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

Bourgoin was facing a status conference on a possible jury draw on Nov. 4, and a possible jury draw on Nov. 7.

WCAX-TV first reported Bourgoin's domestic assault charge.

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