Vergennes Police Log: Speeding stops end with DUIs

VERGENNES — Vergennes police issued two citations for driving under the influence of alcohol between May 28 and June 3, both while on grant-funded patrols on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh. Both citations followed stops for speeding.
On May 28, city police cited Matthew Randall, 25, of Essex Junction, for DUI after stopping his car for traveling 52 mph in a 40 mph zone. Police allege his blood-alcohol content tested at 0.102 percent at the Vergennes station. The legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent.
On June 2, Vergennes police cited Monique Monette, 38 of Goshen for DUI after stopping her car for traveling 58 mph in a 40 mph zone. Police also cited Monette for refusing to submit to an evidentiary blood-alcohol test at the station, and allege that her roadside BAC tested at 0.142 percent.
In other incidents in that seven-day period, Vergennes police:
•  On May 28 were told by a witness that a man picked up a small dog by its hind legs and threw it into a car; police are still trying to contact the man and pursue the investigation.
•  On May 28 checked out a report of a suspicious person on South Water Street, but found no one
•  On May 29 handled a minor two-car accident in the Champlain Farms parking lot.
•  On May 29 called the public works department to handle a tree that had been blown down onto North Street during a thunderstorm.
•  On May 30 cited a Burlington resident for excessive speed after stopping her car for traveling 63 mph in a 30 mph zone on West Main Street, and cited two passengers, both 20, from Lyndon Center and Chelmsford, Mass., for underage drinking.
•  On May 30 aided the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad at a Meigs Road call.
•  On May 30 began investigating the theft of copper wire from a Green Mountain Power building on Mechanics Lane.
•  On May 30 following a complaint from a neighbor asked a Hillside Drive apartment resident to turn down loud music at about 2 a.m.
•  On May 31 looked into whether the wallet of a resident of the Armory Lane senior housing had been stolen or lost.
•  On June 1 worked with Vergennes and Middlebury school officials on a case of cyber-bullying.
•  On June 1 were told that Main Street apartment resident Melissa Norris, 36, had been missing for a couple days. Police said they do not suspect foul play, but that Norris had not been in touch with her family as of Monday. Police are asking that she contact them or her family.
•  On June 1 served a relief-from-abuse order on a male Union Street resident.
•  On June 1 checked out a report of suspicious behavior in a field off Otter Creek Road in Panton; police determined that hunters with flashlights were legally hunting raccoons.
•  On June 3 were told a 13-year-old boy had refused to go home with his family from a Main Street restaurant. Police found the youth on Route 7 and brought him home. 

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