Vermont State Police Log: Early morning crash closes Route 22A in Addison

ADDISON COUNTY — Early Sunday morning Vermont State Police were called to Route 22A in Addison, where a car had crashed into a utility pole and the caller had reported a head injury to the driver. Troopers responded on May 17 at 1 a.m. along with the Addison Volunteer Fire Department and rescue squads from Middlebury and Vergennes.
Authorities shut down Route 22A for a short period of time while fire department personnel extracted the driver — identified as 25-year-old Daniel Fallon of Vergennes — from the 2001 Nissan Sentra he had been driving. Fallon was transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center to be treated for unspecified injuries. As of Tuesday morning, the hospital reported that he was in good condition.
Boise Towing removed the Nissan, which was a total loss, from the scene, and Green Mountain Power tended to the damaged utility pole. The weather was clear and the road was described as dry; this crash is still under investigation.
In other recent activity, state police:
•  On May 14 at around 6:20 p.m. were called to the Sugar House Motel in New Haven. While there, police arrested 27-year-old Toni M. Bachand of New Haven; police said there were multiple warrants out for her arrest. Bachand was transported to Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility and held on $2,500 bail.
•  On May 15 at approximately 12:07 p.m. rushed to the scene of a one-car crash on Leduc Road in New Haven. Police determined that 20-year-old Monica Swan of Moriah, N.Y., was driving a 2008 Chevy Impala southbound on Leduc Road when she lost control of the vehicle and it hit a tree. The Vergennes Area Rescue Squad transported Swan, the only occupant of the Impala, to UVM Medical Center for evaluation. The crash is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact state police or submit an anonymous tip at www.vtips.info.
•  On May 15 reported the results of an investigation into an earlier crash. On April 2 troopers had responded to a motor vehicle crash on Bethel Mountain Road in Rochester in which driver Benjamin Trudo, 26, of Addison had sustained substantial injuries. The initial investigation found signs of intoxication as the operator had provided a preliminary breath sample that showed a blood alcohol content of 0.091 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent. On May 5 state police formally cited Trudo for driving under the influence.
•  On May 15 at approximately 10:36 p.m. stopped a vehicle driven by Christopher Forkey-Lawrence, 30, of Pittsford on Route 116 south of Bristol village. Police cited Forkey-Lawrence for driving with a criminally suspended license.
•  On May 18 at 12:42 p.m. responded to a one-vehicle crash on Hardscrabble Road in Bristol for a report of a one-vehicle crash. Police report that 87-year-old Joseph Robidoux of Bristol was driving a 2008 Dodge truck westbound on Hardscrabble Road when it left the roadway and hit a tree. The truck caught fire and passersby helped Robidoux out of the vehicle. Robidoux was not injured. Police are still investigating the crash and anyone with information is asked to contact Vermont State Police at 802-388-4919 or submit an anonymous tip at www.vtips.info.
•  On May 18 received a complaint of erratic driving on Route 116 in Bristol. In the end, police cited John Bennett, 58, of Bristol for driving under the influence, third offense.

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