Vermont State Police Log: Drivers unhurt in Route 17 collision
ADDISON COUNTY — On Aug. 19 at approximately 7 p.m. Vermont State Police were summoned to a two-vehicle collision on Route 17 West in Addison.
The trooper reported that Kelly McEvoy, 44, of Bridport was driving a Honda Accord westbound when the sun obstructed her vision. Due to the obstruction she could not see that a BMW 325 driven by 52-year-old James Dayton of Panton had stopped ahead of her. Dayton had been westbound behind a slow-moving Bobcat when he attempted to move around the Bobcat.
McEvoy’s Honda rear-ended Dayton’s BMW before he could complete the attempt to pass.
There were no injuries reported. State police do not believe alcohol or drugs contributed to the collision. Both vehicles sustained minor damage.
McEvoy was found at fault for the collision; no court action was planned.
In other recent activity, state police:
• On Aug. 19 at 9:50 p.m. looked into a 911 hang-up from a home off Hillsboro Road in Starksboro. After investigating, the trooper arrested Jonathan Lucas, 34, of Starksboro and cited him for domestic dispute with regard to an incident earlier in the evening. Police also cited Lucas for driving under the influence, second offense, and lodged him at the Chittenden County Correctional Facility.
• On Aug. 23 at 1:17 a.m. stopped a motor vehicle driven by Steven P. Ouellette, 47, of Bristol on Route 7 in New Haven for speeding. Police cited Ouellette for driving under the influence of alcohol.
• On Aug. 23 at about 3 p.m. stopped a car driven by Michael Greene, 53, of Bennington for speeding on Route 7 in Salisbury. The trooper noticed signs of impairment, asked Greene to step out of his vehicle, and cited him for driving under the influence, second offense.
• On Aug. 23 at 7:04 p.m. responded to LaFountain Lane in Weybridge for a possible assault. Police report that during their investigation two state troopers were assaulted by Sabrina R. Landon, 18, of Weybridge. The troopers arrested Landon and cited her for assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and criminal possession of a malt beverage.
• On Aug. 23 at about 10:45 p.m. stopped a vehicle for defective equipment (it had no muffler) on Exchange Street in Middlebury. The trooper reported that she noticed signs of impairment and asked the driver, 19-year-old Adam Vorsteveld of Bridport to get out of his vehicle. Police report that Vorsteveld and all three of his underage passengers were found to have consumed alcohol. So she took Vorsteveld into custody, processed him at the New Haven state police barracks, and cited him to appear in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on Sept. 8, to answer a charge of driving under the influence.
The trooper issued the three passengers paperwork for diversion for their underage consumption.
• On Aug. 24 began investigating a burglary that had taken place at a Ripton Road home in Lincoln sometime the previous day. Police said their investigation is ongoing but suggests that a subject forcefully entered the residence and stole several items. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police at 802-388-4919.
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