Vergennes Police Log for Oct. 22: Two city residents cited for DUI
VERGENNES — Vergennes police this past weekend cited two local residents for driving under the influence of alcohol.
On Sunday evening, police learned of a southbound driver on Route 7 weaving on and off the road and stopped a car driven by city resident Jovan Rodic, 59. After observing signs of intoxication, they tested his blood-alcohol content at roadside; they allege it was 0.327; the legal limit for driving is 0.08. Police allege his evidentiary test came in two-and-a-half hours later at 0.217, and they then cited him for DUI, second offense.
On Saturday, Vergennes police stopped a car on Main Street for defective equipment and said they saw signs the driver was intoxicated. They cited Charles A. Cushman, 39, of Weybridge for DUI after his evidentiary BAC test allegedly came in at 0.147.
In other incidents between Oct. 12 and 18, Vergennes police:
• On Oct. 12 were told a vehicle had struck a Bowman Road mailbox.
• On Oct. 13 responded to a report of an untimely death in Panton on behalf of Vermont State Police. There was no suspicion of foul play.
• On Oct. 14 dealt with a minor two-car accident on West Main Street, ticketing one driver for following too closely.
• On Oct. 14 issued court diversion paperwork to a male Northlands Job Corps student for underage drinking.
• On Oct. 14 calmed a drunken city teen and took him to the Act 1 detox center in Burlington.
• On Oct. 15 took a report of a hit-and-run fender-bender in the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot.
• On Oct. 15 looked unsuccessfully for a car seen speeding repeatedly through a Panton construction zone.
• On Oct. 15 dealt with a minor two-car accident at the intersection of Main and Green streets.
• On Oct. 15 helped a motorist get into a locked car on Main Street.
• On Oct. 15 cited Travis Simpson, 20, of Vergennes for driving with a suspended license, criminal offense.
• On Oct. 15 evacuated a Main Street apartment building after a report of smoke from one unit; the fire department eventually determined all was OK, police said.
• On Oct. 16 learned obscene graffiti had been spray-painted onto the Bixby Library.
• On Oct. 17 checked out a report of a marijuana smell in an apartment building, but found nothing.
• On Oct. 17 issued a no-trespass order to a Vergennes resident on behalf of the Basin Harbor Club.
• On Oct. 17 began gathering evidence to file charges against a man who allegedly repeatedly urinated publicly outside an apartment building.
• On Oct. 17 looked for a suspicious vehicle on Meigs Road that was gone upon their arrival.
• On Oct. 18 looked unsuccessfully for a vehicle reported to be driven recklessly on Main Street.
• On Oct. 18 helped state police search for a person on Monkton Road; troopers found him.