Vergennes Police Log: City police issue DUI citations

VERGENNES — Vergennes police between May 2 and 8 cited three drivers for driving under the influence of substances.
On May 4 city police cited Jocelyn J. Vandal, 51, of Shelburne for DUI refusal, second offense, for refusing to submit to roadside sobriety or breath testing for alcohol impairment. Police said they smelled liquor on Vandal and noticed signs of impairment at a West Main Street stop for speeding. They also issued a speeding ticket.
On May 6 Vergennes police cited Victoria Marie Cousino, 40, of Lincoln for DUI after stopping her car for failing to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of South Maple and School streets. Police said her roadside (0.076) and evidentiary (0.059) blood-alcohol tests were within legal limits for driving, but they cited Cousino for DUI because she failed roadside sobriety testing. They also cited her for failing to yield for the stop sign and driving without a license.
On May 7 they cited Alexander J. Corriveau, 21, of Burlington for DUI-drugs after a West Main Street speeding stop. Police allege that they smelled the odor of marijuana in his car, Corriveau acknowledged smoking prior to driving, and he failed roadside sobriety testing. At the city station, an Addison County Sheriff’s Department Drug Recognition Expert determined he was impaired, police said. Police also cited Corriveau for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
In other action between May 2 and 8, Vergennes police:
• On May 3 worked a special detail on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh with the Governor’s Highway Safety Program that focused on distracted driving, and issued three tickets.
• On May 3 responded to a report of three suspicious people in a car outside the Small City Market; it was gone when police arrived.
• On May 5 looked into what could have been either vandalism or an accident on High Street. Police said a resident heard a loud noise outside her home and discovered tire tracks on a lawn and a damaged mailbox and school bus sign.
• On May 5 cited Ciera Kelly, 24, of Milton for excessive speed after clocking her car at an alleged 65 mph in a 30 mph West Main Street zone.
• On May 6 found two unlocked doors after hours. Police called the city manager to lock up City Hall, and locked up the Vergennes Car Wash and left a card for its owners.
• On May 6 heard a tip about illegal drug activity in the area.
• On May 6 heard that a bike had been left behind the People’s United Bank on North Main Street.
• At a May 7 traffic stop ticketed the driver and a passenger for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, and ticketed the driver for misuse of license plates.
• On May 7 dealt with minor two-car accidents at the city recycling center and on West Main Street.
• On May 7 helped a motorist get into a locked car in the Monkton Road area.
• On May 8 calmed a family fight on Sunset Drive.
• On May 8 calmed two women arguing in a West Main Street home.

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