Vergennes Police Log: Police enforce trucking laws

VERGENNES — Vergennes police continued to enforce trucking laws last week, stopping and citing two tractor-trailer unit drivers on April 30.
First, city police stopped a truck near the Kennedy Brothers building for speeding and ended up ticketing the driver for two violations of trucking law: driving for more than 11 hours and failing to keep proper driving logs.
Later that same day, Vergennes police said they clocked a southbound truck going 50 mph in a 30 mph zone near the VTrans park-and-ride lot. They said the truck driver then failed to pull over when police pulled out behind the truck with flashing lights. Police said they turned on the cruiser’s siren, and the truck finally stopped on West Main Street after driving through downtown. Police then issued tickets for speeding and failure to obey an emergency vehicle.
In other incidents between April 27 and May 3, Vergennes police:
•  On April 27 responded to a crash in which a driver lost control and struck a Main Street apartment building, causing moderate damage to the structure.
•  On April 27 helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad at a medical call at the Whispering Pines Campground in Panton.
•  On April 28 heard from an area resident that his car had been struck by another car while the owner had parked it while shopping in Vergennes.
•  On April 28 went to Addison to help Vermont State Police find an Alzheimer’s patient who had wandered away from her home. Vergennes police said one of their officers found the woman on Route 22A after she had been missing for about 10 hours.
•  On April 28 responded to a School Street home, where a juvenile was throwing things and threating to harm himself; police took the youth to Porter Hospital, where he was met by Department for Children and Families personnel.
•  On April 30 helped VSP by responding to a report of a car blocking Middlebrook Road in Ferrisburgh; police said VSP ticketed the driver for operating with a suspended license.
•  On April 30 looked for a suspicious man reported to be near a Main Street business, but could not find him.
•  On May 1 looked for a truant student at a Meadow Lane home, but could not find him.
•  On May 1 served a relief-from-abuse order to a Panton resident on behalf of VSP and Addison Superior Court.
•  On May 1 checked out a report of a traffic jam near the intersection of South Water and Main streets, but found no problem.
•  On May 1 ticketed the driver of a car that allegedly was traveling 53 mph in a 30 mph West Main Street zone.
•  On May 1 looked around Second Street for a car reported to be driving around the area too fast, but found nothing.
•  On May 3 checked out a report of a dog left in a hot car and determined there was no problem.
•  On May 3 responded to a report of skateboarders on Battery Hill, but found no one.
•  On May 3 checked out a report of a suspicious car at a Thomas Circle home and discovered a woman retrieving belongings. 

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