Vergennes Police Log: City police take N.Y. driver off the road
VERGENNES — Vergennes police arrested a New York resident for driving under the influence of alcohol, test refusal, and resisting arrest early in the morning on May 8, and also took a passenger in the car for alcohol detoxification.
Police stopped a car on West Main Street that they said was weaving and varying speed, and said the driver, Lindsey Moore, 26, of Saratoga, N.Y., failed roadside sobriety testing. Police allege she then refused official DUI testing, refused to come to the city police station, and began fighting with police officers.
They then arrested her, cited her for DUI refusal and resisting arrest, and lodged her at the Chittenden County Correctional Center. Police also took a passenger, whose blood-alcohol content they said tested at more than three times the legal limit for driving, to the Burlington Act 1 detoxification facility.
In other action between May 4 and 10, Vergennes police:
• On May 4 checked a report of two dogs left in a car at Shaw’s Supermarket; it was gone when they arrived.
• On May 4 responded to help John Graham Shelter personnel deal with an unwanted individual.
• On May 4 dealt with a one-car accident on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh.
• On May 4 went with the department canine to help look for a person involved in a larceny at Middlebury College; the person was not found.
• On May 5 calmed a dispute between South Water Street neighbors.
• On May 5 cited Paul Hotchkiss, 39, of Bristol for driving with a criminally suspended license after stopping him on Panton Road.
• On May 6 checked out a report of a smashed windshield on North Maple Street.
• On May 7 issued a no-trespass order to a man involved in a dispute with a New Haven Road resident.
• On May 7 helped a couple get into their locked Hopkins Road residence.
• On May 7 directed traffic around a disabled car near City Hall.
• On May 7 handled a minor two-car accident at the intersection of Green Street and Green Meadow Acres; one driver received a ticket.
• On May 8 searched unsuccessfully for a car that was reported to have nearly run a cyclist off the road on Second Street.
• On May 8 received a tip about suspicious activity on Thomas Circle.
• On May 8 calmed a child at a First Street home.
• On May 8 took a report that medications had been stolen from an East Street home.
• On May 8 looked unsuccessfully for a driver reported to be using a cellphone on Main Street.
• On May 9 were told juveniles were being disruptive on East Street, but found no problem.
• On May 9 sent the department’s Drug Recognition Expert to help two other agencies; the DRE determined a driver at the New Haven Vermont State Police barracks was under the influence of marijuana, but that a driver at the Winooski station was not under the influence of narcotics.
• On May 10 helped VSP at a DUI stop on Green Street in Waltham.
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