Vermont State Police Log: Alleged drunk nabbed at drive-through
ADDISON COUNTY — On Sunday, April 3, at approximately 10 p.m. staff at the McDonald’s/Shell Station on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh notified a Vermont State Police trooper and a Vergennes police officer inside the store that they believed an individual in the McDonald’s drive-through was intoxicated.
Officers spoke with the driver in question, identified as 28-year-old Neil Marchesi of Ferrisburgh, and said they were able to determine he had been drinking. Marchesi consented to perform standardized field sobriety tests, but did not provide a preliminary breath test.
The trooper arrested Marchesi for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported him to the New Haven state police barracks, where he was cited to appear in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, on April 18 to answer to the charge of driving under the influence.
In the preceding week, troopers working out of the New Haven barracks also cited two other individuals for DUI.
First, on March 29 at a little past 11 p.m., a trooper responded to a disabled vehicle on Route 7 in New Haven. The trooper made contact with the driver and detected intoxicants on his breath.
The trooper screened driver Patrick O. McKnight, 27, of Monkton. A preliminary breath test showed that McKnight’s blood alcohol content at the time was 0.088 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.
McKnight was taken into custody, processed at the New Haven barracks and cited for DUI.
Then, on April 1 at 11:47 p.m., a trooper stopped a vehicle on Rockydale Road in Lincoln for a traffic infraction. Police report that the driver, identified as 32-year-old Louis M. Brown of Lincoln, provided a preliminary sample of his breath that showed a blood alcohol content of 0.120 percent. The trooper cited Brown for DUI.
In other recent activity, Vermont State Police:
• On March 29 at a little before 5 p.m. responded to a report of a family fight at a residence on Lake Dunmore Road in Leicester. Police cited Eli Holmquist, 26, of Leicester for domestic assault and lodged him at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility with bail set at $2,500.
• On March 29 at approximately 11:25 p.m. responded — with Shoreham Volunteer Fire Department and Middlebury Regional EMS staff — to the junction of Routes 74 and 22A in Shoreham for a tractor-trailer unit reported to be in a ditch and about to tip over. Police shut down Route 74 near the intersection for less than an hour because the tractor-trailer was blocking the roadway. The driver, 25-year-old Romaine Reid of Windsor, Conn., was not injured. No court action was expected.
• On March 31 at approximately 5:48 p.m. stopped a motor vehicle on Route 7 in Salisbury, and cited its driver, identified as 27-year-old Darren M. Boardman of Pittsford, for driving with a criminally suspended license.
• On April 2 at 2:30 a.m. looked into a report of a missing person at the Bristol Pond fishing access in Bristol. Police said a 22-year-old Middlebury man was with a friend and became disoriented while in the woods. The missing man was located after a brief search in Bristol village. No charges were filed.
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