Vermont State Police Log: Troopers cite four for drunken driving
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police reported four separate incidents of alleged driving under the influence last week.
The first of the series of drunken driver citations occurred on Wednesday, March 4, at 9:10 p.m. when Trooper Neary stopped a 2004 Chevrolet truck after he saw it speeding on Route 30 in Whiting. Neary reported that his investigation revealed the driver, 40-year-old Wayne Newton of Brandon, had consumed alcohol. Newton submitted to standard field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test, which showed a blood alcohol content of 0.096 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.
Newton is due to answer the charge of DUI in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on March 23.
The next day, at around 11:30 p.m. Trooper Szarejko stopped a motor vehicle driven by 32-year-old North Ferrisburgh resident Randall M. Quesnel on Piney Woods Road in Monkton for several alleged traffic infractions. The trooper said Quesnel provided a preliminary sample of his breath and his blood alcohol content was measured at 0.119. Szarejko took Quesnel to the New Haven state police barracks and processed him for suspicion of DUI.
Quesnel was cited for DUI, second offense, and is due in court March 23.
At around the same time, Trooper Neary saw a traffic violation on Washington Street in Middlebury and stopped a vehicle driven by Tyler J. Hanley, 25, of Middlebury. Neary said he learned that Hanley had consumed alcohol before driving. Hanley showed signs of impairment during standard field sobriety tests, and a preliminary breath test yielded a result of 0.108 percent blood alcohol content at roadside. He was cited for DUI; his court date is March 23.
Finally, at just past 11 p.m. on March 7, Neary stopped another motor vehicle for traffic violations — this one on North Pleasant Street in Middlebury. The trooper screened the driver, identified as 26-year-old Ginni R. Lyles of Bridport, for DUI, as she showed signs of impairment. He cited her for DUI; Lyles is due to answer the charge on March 23.
In other recent activity, state police troopers:
• Cited Middlebury resident Jerry Hoffman, 22, for simple assault while Hoffman was an inmate at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Center in Rutland. Detective Trooper Michael Notte reported that on March 2 at a little past 10 p.m. cellmates Matthew Wilbert, 29, of Burlington and Hoffman engaged in a verbal disagreement that ended with Hoffman assaulting Wilbert. Corrections staff responded quickly and stopped the incident from escalating. Wilbert received minor injuries to the back of his head, neck and shoulder, Notte reported. Hoffman is due to answer the simple assault charge on May 4 in Rutland Superior Court, criminal division.
• On March 3 at 5:43 p.m. responded to a motor vehicle crash on Route 116 in Bristol. Police report that John Bordulis, 55, of Rutland was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee southbound on the road when he began to feel a shudder and observed his front, driver-side tire fall off. The Cherokee struck the asphalt and came to an abrupt stop. Bordulis was uninjured.
• On March 6 received a report of a family fight on Bullock Road in Leicester. Police said their investigation showed that Jason M. Kimball, 47, of Leicester had assaulted a member of the household, allegedly holding a tool in his hand and putting the victim in fear. Troopers arrested Kimball, cited him for aggravated domestic assault and lodged him at the Chittenden County Correctional Center for lack of $1,000 bail.
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