Vermont State Police Log: Ferrisburgh call ends up with man being jailed

ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police responded to a call to a Ferrisburgh home late this past Saturday night and ended up putting a Ferrisburgh man in jail.
Troopers went to a trailer off Shellhouse Mountain Road at 11:11 p.m. on March 21 to quiet a reported family fight. Trooper Young said his investigation showed that 33-year-old Sean Meunier had physically assaulted the victim at his residence and placed the victim in fear for her life. Further, Young alleged that Meunier physically restrained the victim during the altercation, preventing her from talking to the 911 dispatcher, and she struggled to get away from Meunier.
Meunier then allegedly broke the front window of the trailer with his hand, causing it to shatter.
After state police arrived and assessed the situation, they saw marijuana plants growing in the back room of the residence.
Troopers took Meunier into custody, transported him to the New Haven state police barracks and cited him for domestic assault, unlawful restraint and cultivating marijuana. He was lodged at the Chittenden County Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail.
Separately, state police closed part of Route 7 through New Haven for about two and a half hours this past Friday afternoon after a one-car crash resulted in power lines down across the highway. At around 2:30 p.m. troopers blocked Route 7 north of Hunt Road and soon after diverted northbound traffic east onto River Road in New Haven and directed traffic southbound on Route 7 off on to Route 17 in New Haven Junction.
At the crash scene, troopers determined that the Richmond man who was driving a 2000 Subaru Outback had a medical emergency while operating the motor vehicle, went off the road and collided with a utility pole. The crash sent power lines onto the roadway. No injuries beyond the medical emergency were reported; the Subaru sustained extensive damage. Route 7 was reopened to traffic shortly after 5 p.m.
In other recent activity, state police:
•  On March 19 at 1:07 a.m. stopped a vehicle driven on Hardscrabble Road in Monkton by Kyle D. Giroux, 31, of Bristol, and cited Giroux for driving under the influence. State police report that Giroux refused to provide a preliminary sample of his breath, and he was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the New Haven barracks for processing.
•  On March 19 at 3:41 p.m. responded to a report of a vehicle off the road on Route 17 in Starksboro. Police cited the driver, identified as Holly J. Nunn, 48, of Middlebury, for driving under the influence.
•  On March 21 at approximately 10:35 a.m. were dispatched to a one-vehicle crash at 550 Main St. in Orwell. The 17-year-old driver told state police that she was turning her Chevy Traverse into the parking lot of Pam’s Country Kitchen when she pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake and the car collided with the building. No injuries were reported, but the Chevy sustained major damage and the building was moderately damaged. Police do not believe alcohol or drugs played a factor in the collision. No charges are expected.
•  On March 21 at 1:44 a.m. stopped a motor vehicle on Green Street in Waltham after observing a traffic violation. Police reported that Matthew Gorton, 22, of Bristol had consumed alcohol prior to driving the car. A preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of 0.191 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent. Police cited Gorton for driving under the influence.
•  On March 23 at approximately 10:13 a.m. cited Jonathan Bruso, 27, of Orwell for driving a motor vehicle on Route 22A in Orwell with a criminally suspended license.
•  On March 24 cited Barrett D. LaRose, 32, of Starksboro for driving with a criminally suspended license on Route 116 in Starksboro.
In an effort to understand the effectiveness of our traffic safety efforts, the Vermont State Police is looking for public feedback. This week it posed a new survey on the Vermont State Police website, where folks are invited to share their observations on certain topics like seatbelt and cellphone use. The survey is at http://vsp.vermont.gov/trafficsurvey.
This survey provides the public an opportunity to have input into an important statewide safety campaign.

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