Vermont State Police Log: Three young adults cited in DUI casses
VERMONT — In three different incidents recently, Vermont State Police cited three young adults for driving under the influence in cases involving Addison County.
First, on Jan. 30 troopers responded to the report of a crash involving a Granville woman. At 8:15 that morning Vermont State Police were requested to respond to the Pittsfield Pitt Stop by Elizabeth Mansfield, 50, of Granville, who reported that she had been involved in a crash on Route 100 in Stockbridge and she and the other driver, 21-year-old Anastasia Haimovitz of Barnard, had traveled to the Pitt Stop to get cell phone reception.
Apparently, the 2007 Toyota Sequoia that Haimovitz was driving rear-ended the 2014 Mini Cooper that Mansfield was driving; no one was injured. A preliminary breath test showed that Haimovitz’s blood alcohol content was 0.11; the legal limit for driving is 0.08. Police cited Haimovitz for driving under the influence, or DUI.
Separately, on Feb. 6 at around 2 a.m. state police received a report of an erratic driver traveling southbound on Interstate 89 in Williston. The caller followed the vehicle and said it swerved from one side numerous times and veered off the roadway and back on several times.
Troopers located the vehicle and the driver, identified as 21-year-old Shane McGrath of Addison, pulled over and stopped without law enforcement initially requesting him to. McGrath provided a preliminary breath sample that showed a blood alcohol content of 0.162 percent — about twice the legal limit of 0.08. Police cited McGrath for DUI.
That same day, at approximately 11:21 p.m., a trooper attempted to stop a car on Route 116 in Bristol for several traffic infractions. The vehicle pulled into a driveway off Lovers Lane in Bristol, and the trooper apprehended the driver, identified as 26-year-old Adam M. Haskins of Huntington.
A preliminary sample of Haskins’ breath showed he had a blood alcohol content of 0.098 percent, police report. Police cited Haskins for DUI and careless and negligent driving.
In other recent activity, Vermont State Police:
• On Feb. 3 at 5 p.m. fielded a report of the theft of an 1878 Colt .38 caliber pistol with ivory grips from a home on Mt. Philo Road in Ferrisburgh. The pistol was valued at around $1,000. Anyone with any information regarding the theft of the pistol is asked to contact the New Haven state police barracks at 388-4919.
• On Feb. 4 at 5:10 p.m. responded to a complaint at the Shorewell Community Health Center off Route 22A in Shoreham. The trooper said that his investigation showed that Brett Webb, 30, of Middlebury came to the clinic and demanded medication. Webb was asked to leave the property as he was becoming confrontational and argumentative with staff members. Webb refused to leave the property, and the trooper took him into custody and transported Webb to the New Haven state police barracks for processing. Police cited Webb for disorderly conduct and unlawful trespass.
• On Feb. 4 at around 11:30 a.m. responded to a trespassing complaint on Shard Villa Road in Salisbury. Kadia Barenbaum, 56, of East Middlebury was leaving as state police arrived on scene. The trooper took Barenbaum into custody, cited him for violation of a final no stalking order and lodged him at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility. (See a longer story elsewhere in the newspaper.)
• On Feb. 9 at a little after 8 a.m. went to a reported tractor-trailer crash on Route 22A in Bridport. Police report that Manar Ibrahim, 22, of Allentown, Pa., was driving a 2015 tractor-trailer southbound on a wet Route 22A in a light snowfall at approximately 40 mph when he lost control of his rig as he navigated a downhill left curve. Ibrahim told police that the truck left the roadway, overturned, and came to rest on its passenger side, causing moderate damage. State police do not believe alcohol or drugs played a factor in the crash. No one was injured in the crash.