Vermont State Police Log: Driver cited for DUI after rollover
ADDISON COUNTY — The roads were covered with snow and it was dark this past Sunday evening when Vermont State Police were dispatched at 6:40 p.m. to a single-vehicle rollover crash off a snow-covered Route 17 in Waltham.
The driver, 23-year-old Jonathan Kaul of Burlington, was not injured when his Toyota Tacoma pickup truck rolled. Troopers report that they detected an odor of intoxicants emitting from Kaul. A preliminary breath test showed that Kaul’s blood alcohol level was 0.134 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08. Kaul was cited for driving under the influence.
The truck was considered a total loss.
In other recent activity, state police troopers:
• On Nov. 16 at 9:30 p.m. were told by the Rutland City police that 27-year-old Erica Fitzgerald, a fugitive from New Hampshire who also had two warrants for her arrest in Vermont, was at a Route 7 home in Salisbury. Troopers from the New Haven barracks went to the residence and located Fitzgerald hiding under a house when a housecat was found meowing at the siding near her hiding spot.
Police lodged Fitzgerald at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility with bail set at $50,000.
• On Nov. 18 at 2:45 a.m. responded to a reported one-car crash on Hemenway Hill Road in Orwell. Police said Michael J. Perales, 19, of Shoreham was driving a 2005 Saab while under the influence of intoxicants. His car was judged to be a total loss. A preliminary breath test showed that Perales had a blood alcohol level of 0.190 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08. The trooper cited Perales for driving under the influence and for careless and negligent driving.
• On Nov. 19 at approximately 10:50 a.m. went to the scene of a three-car crash on Route 30 south of Route 74 in Cornwall. Following investigation police determined that a 2011 Subaru Impreza driven by Dylan Schulte, 21, of Orwell was traveling too closely and rear-ended a 2007 GMC Acadia driven in front of him by Anita Lamonda, 52, of Whiting. This collision caused the Acadia to collide with a 2015 Toyota Rav-4 driven by Holly Arnold, 29, of Manchester, N.H., causing rear-end damage. Lamonda was transported to Porter Hospital for complaints of lower back pain. Schulte and Arnold were treated and released on scene by first responders.
Police said that damage that was done to the three vehicles was consistent with statements made by the drivers and witnesses on scene. Police issued Schulte a ticket for following too closely.
• On Nov. 21 began investigation of a fire in a Proctor apartment building that is owned by a Salisbury man — Bryan Jones. At approximately 11:30 a.m. that Monday morning the Proctor Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 6 Green Square in Proctor. A neighbor had called in the fire. The building sustained heavy fire and water damage, the cost of which was estimated at approximately $100,000. There were five apartments in this apartment building. All tenants and pets got out safely. The only tenant home at the time of the fire was evacuated by the Rutland County sheriff on patrol in town.
VSP investigators said the cause of the fire is undetermined. Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call the Arson Tip Line at 1-800-32-ARSON (There is up to a $5,000 reward for information resulting in an arrest) or the Vermont State Police (Det. Sergeant Williams) at the Rutland Barracks at 802-773-9101.
• On Nov. 21 at approximately 3:20 p.m. responded to a family disturbance at a Route 22A home in Panton. Troopers were met by Richard Marszalkowski and a woman who was later determined to be the victim in this case. Police report that Marszalkowski and the woman had an argument about beef stew, and the woman told troopers that Marszalkowski had pushed her back and caused pain to her neck. Marszalkowski was found to be severely intoxicated, he later submitted to a preliminary breath test that showed his blood alcohol level was 0.227 percent; for reference the legal limit for driving is 0.08. Police cited Marszalkowski for domestic assault.
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