Bristol Police Log: Vehicle violations, impairments provide action for Bristol police

BRISTOL — At a quarter to 2 a.m. on Dec. 26, a Bristol police officer saw a running vehicle parked in a pull-off on River Road in Lincoln.
The officer looked in and saw that the driver was sleeping and an open container of alcohol was in the center console of the vehicle.
After the officer woke the driver, field sobriety exercises were conducted, which revealed the operator was within the legal limit to drive the vehicle.
During a consent search of the vehicle the officer located a small amount of marijuana, and issued the driver a tickets for possession of marijuana and driving with an open container of alcohol.
In other activity during the last week of 2016, Bristol police conducted contracted patrols on Monkton, Burpee and Stoney Hill roads and at Daniel’s Four Corners, and issued one ticket and three warnings for speeding, one ticket for driving without a license, one ticket for a stop sign violation, and two warnings for defective equipment.
During a contracted patrol on Monkton Road on Dec. 28, an officer observed a vehicle traveling 53 mph in a posted 40 mph zone at 3:23 p.m. Police reported that as the vehicle passed the officer noted a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle — at 53 mph. During the course of the traffic stop and investigation the officer recovered a small amount of marijuana and administered field sobriety tests to the operator. The officer reportedly saw signs of impairment but not to a degree that warranted criminal charges. The driver made arrangements for their vehicle to be towed from the scene and was issued a ticket for speeding and a ticket for possession of marijuana.
In other activity during that period, Bristol police, in three incidents took fingerprints for job applicants.
Bristol police also:
•  On Dec. 26 verified a vehicle identification number for an out of district resident.
•  On Dec. 26 received a report of a vehicle parked in front of an Elm Street home for a while with the headlights on. When the caller turned on his porch light the driver turned the headlights off. The officer checked on the car and learned the driver had been using his cell phone and was in a location with good service. No other issues were found.
•  On Dec. 27 at 12:15 a.m. assisted a district business employee by escorting them to the bank with an unusually large deposit.
•  On Dec. 27 responded with the Bristol Rescue Squad to a Mountain Street home for a reported injured toddler. The injury was accidental. The toddler was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
•  On Dec. 27 took into custody Dakota Yankton on an active arrest warrant for failure to appear in court. Police took Yankton to Addison Superior Court, where he posted bail and was released on a citation to appear at a later date.
•  On Dec. 28 assisted the Vermont State Police by conducting a forensic preview of a cellular device related to an active investigation.
•  On Dec. 28 received a request to check a house in the police district while the resident was out of town.
•  On Dec. 29 assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigations (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) with obtaining a case disposition for a 2003 criminal case.
•  On Dec. 29 at 1:20 a.m. responded to a reported domestic assault and arrested and cited Charles Brutkoski, 60, of Bristol for domestic assault and interference with access to emergency services.
•  On Dec. 29 assisted state police by responding to a motor vehicle crash on Lincoln Road, since troopers were busy with many accidents due to the snowstorm.
•  On Dec. 29 responded with the Bristol Fire Department to a one-car crash on Pine Street between Taylor and Maple streets. The young driver of a vehicle had lost control and the vehicle struck a utility pole. The driver was uninjured but the pole was broken. Green Mountain Power was notified and power crews were able to temporarily repair the pole until a new pole could be installed.
•  On Dec. 30 located a citizen on Lovers Lane for Essex police.
•  On Dec. 31 at 1:23 a.m. assisted state police with a family fight and missing person in New Haven.
•  On Dec. 31 an officer attended required domestic violence training.
•  On Dec. 31 at the request of Vermont State Police and the Bristol Rescue Squad looked into a reported overdose at a Hardscrabble Road residence. Prior to the arrival of the officer, a bystander administered Narcan to the patient and was able to revive them. The officer secured the scene for the rescue squad to evaluate the patient, but the patient declined to be taken to the hospital.

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