ADDISON COUNTY — The Vermont State Police responded to a two-car crash on Route 7 in New Haven at a few minutes past 3 p.m. on July 30.
Troopers report that Geoffrey L. McLoughlin, 51, of South Burlington was driving a 2001 Volvo V70 northbound when he applied his brakes while a car in front of him turned into Pidgeon’s Gun Shop just north of Hunt Road. Vergennes resident Amanda L. Martell, 30, approached from behind and was unable to stop the 2005 Hyundai Tucson she was driving before it collided with the rear of McLoughlin’s Volvo.
Both drivers sustained bumps and bruises, and Martell was transported to Porter Hospital. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts. Both the Volvo and the Hyundai were damaged.
Police said that driver inattention appeared to be a contributing factor in the crash, which is still under investigation.
Also last week, state police:
• On July 26 followed up on a burglary complaint from Swamp Road in Cornwall. The victim said that someone had stolen multiple items from the residence, including one pair of Bushnell binoculars valued at $50-$60, one cooking pan valued at $3 and food of unspecified value. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Vermont State Police at 802-388-4919. Anonymous tips may be left at www.vtips.info.
• On Aug. 1 at 12:47 a.m. saw a man walking west on Plank Road in New Haven and investigated. Police said they discovered that the man, identified as 26-year-old Jason Bosworth of Vergennes, had totaled his 2006 Toyota in a crash elsewhere on Plank Road after operating the vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants. The trooper took Bosworth into custody, transported him to the New Haven state police barracks, and processed him for suspicion of DUI.
• On Aug. 2 at 7:07 p.m. cited Laurie A. Lynch, 40 of Middlebury for driving with a criminally suspended license on Route 7 at Town Hill Road in New Haven.
• On Aug. 3 at 12:39 a.m. stopped a vehicle driven by Michelle Quesnel, 46, of Middlebury for speeding on Route 7 in New Haven. Police cited Quesnel for driving under the influence of alcohol, third offense.