VSP Log: Crash lands unlicensed driver with charges

ADDISON COUNTY — A transient man serving a lifetime driving ban for alcohol-related offenses crashed his car into a tree 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 Health Care 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.
In other recent activity, troopers from the New Haven VSP barracks:
•  On Oct. 26 responded to a report of a dispute on Ferson Road in Leicester. Upon arrival the trooper learned that one of the parties had an active arrest warrant for failure to appear in Rutland District Court for charges of retail theft. The trooper took Krystal LaRoche, 26, of West Rutland into custody and lodged her at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility.
•  On Oct. 26 at approximately 9 p.m. responded to a two-car crash on Route 116 in Starksboro. Police report that Laura Wolfsen, 33, of Bristol was driving a VW Rabbit southbound on Route 116 when a northbound white Subaru Legacy swerved into the southbound lane, and struck Wolfsen’s vehicle. The driver in the Subaru did not stop and continued north. Police located the Subaru on States Prison Hollow Road in Starksboro over an hour after the accident; nobody was with the car. No injuries were reported in the crash. State police are asking anyone with information on the driver of the Subaru to call the VSP barracks in New Haven at 388-4919.
•  On Oct. 28 at 12:23 a.m. stopped a motor vehicle driven by Richard A. Kimball, 44, of Whiting on Route 7 in Middlebury for speeding. The trooper cited Kimball for driving under the influence, third offense.
•  On Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. responded to a one-car crash on Otter Creek Road in Addison. The driver, identified as Mark Brace, 50, of Vergennes, was transported to Porter Hospital to receive treatment for his minor lacerations. The 2009 Chevy Cobalt he was driving was judged to be a total loss. Police cited Brace for driving under the influence, third offense, and for careless and negligent driving.

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