Auto downs utility pole
On March 6, along U.S. Route 7 in Leicester Paul Putman, 48, of Middlebury went off the east side of the highway and collided with a utility pole. The utility pole was broken. CVPS and Fairpoint Cable responded to replace the pole and restore power to the area.
Hancock man arrested
Police stopped driver Lawrence Jacques III of Hancock on March 7 as he was traveling on Route 100 in Waitsfield. A VSPtrooper said Jacques was driving under the influence, DLS, OOC, criminal refusal, with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. State Police in Middlesex had received a 911 call regarding a motor vehicle which was being operated erratically in Waitsfield. The vehicle was located in the Shaw's parking lot in Waitsfield and the operator was identified as Jacques. Following an investigation, Jacques was taken into custody for DUI. He was later found to be in possession of marijuana and operated the vehicle without the owner's consent. Jacques's license was found to be suspended due to prior DUI convictions and he refused to provide an evidentiary breath sample. Jacques was later released with a citation to appear in the Washington County District Court.
New Haven man cited for DUI
On March 3, a VSPtrooper stopped Michael Manley, 54, on River Road in New Haven. He was cited for DUI. The vehicle was being operated on the wrong side of River Road. During the stop it was found that Manley was under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to the New Haven State Police Barracks where he was processed for DUI. Following the processing, Manley was released on a citation to appear in Addison Court for DUI.
Accident onWest River Road
On Feb. 28, VSP responded to an accident on West River Road in Lincoln. Driver Shannon-Dee Anton, 47, of Lincoln was driving her 2004 Scion XB. Another driver, Noah P. Brautigam, 21, of Shelburne was driving a 2003 Ford Focus during freezing rain.
Prior to the collision, Anton was traveling east on West River Road at approximately 30 mph. Brautigam was traveling west at the same speed. While traveling east Anton lost control of the Scion and crossed the double yellow centerlines. The Scion came into direct contact with the Ford in the westbound lane of travel. Neither operator was injured. The Lincoln Fire Department assisted at the scene of the collision. Anton was issued a written warning pursuant to Title 23 VSA Section 1031 for driving to right.