Ripton man cited after car chase
SALISBURY — Vermont State Police on Feb. 12 cited a Ripton teen for driving under the influence, among other offenses, following a chase along Route 7 from East Middlebury to Salisbury.
State police Trooper Eden Neary said it was at around 7 p.m. on Feb. 12 that he attempted to stop a driver who had allegedly committed some traffic violations on Ossie Road in East Middlebury. Police said the driver — 19-year-old Brandon Yandow — did not stop and instead took off down Route 7 before finally pulling over on Holman Road in Salisbury. There, Yandow and an unspecified number of passengers got out of the vehicle and took off through a field, according to police.
Authorities ultimately tracked down Yandow and his passengers. State police took Yandow into custody and cited him for driving under the influence (second offense); attempting to elude police; driving with a suspended license; careless and negligent driving; and driving with excessive speed.
Police said they measured Yandow’s blood-alcohol cotent at the scene at 0.106 percent.
Yandow is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges in Addison District Court on Feb. 29, according to police.