Banned drunk driver crashes in Ferrisburgh

FERRISBURGH — A transient man serving a lifetime driving ban for alcohol-related offenses crashed his car into a trees off Sand Road in Ferrisburgh on Oct. 27, injuring himself in the process.

Vermont State Police cited Kenneth A. Jennings Jr., 49, for driving under the influence and driving with a criminally suspended license. Police said he was driving a 1990 Chevrolet Silverado southbound on Sand Road when he lost control of the vehicle and went off the west side of the road, colliding  with a moderate-size tree.

Police said Jennings sustained multiple  injuries — including a fractured left knee, fractured rib and dislocated right hip. He was taken to Fletcher Allen Healthcare for treatment. Authorities cited alcohol use and speed as contributing factors in the accident.

The vehicle sustained massive front-end damage.

While at the accident scene, state police found out that Jennings’ license was under criminal suspension for life and that he also had three active warrants, for driving under the influence (fourth offense), driving with a criminally suspended license (sixth offense), and for escape from the Vermont Department of Corrections.

Jennings is due to be arraigned at the Addison County Courthouse on Dec. 31 to answer to the charges, according to police.

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