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Bristol Police Log: Cops spot driver with suspended license

BRISTOL — On March 17, Bristol police arrested Alara Bourgeois, 23, of Bristol and cited her for driving with a criminally suspended driver’s license.
At around 5 p.m., an officer saw Bourgeois driving on East Street, recognized her and knew that her license was under suspension. Additionally, Bourgeois’s vehicle had no front plate and displayed a rear registration plate that did not belong on the vehicle.
The officer took Bourgeois into custody and transported her to the Bristol Police Department. She was processed and then released with a citation to answer the charge in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on April 3.
Between March 13 and 19, Bristol police conducted seven town-contracted traffic patrols, covering Burpee and Hewitt roads and Route 116, issuing two tickets for speeding and three speeding warnings. Police also issued two warnings for inspection violations, two warning for defective equipment and warnings for lack of insurance certificate, possession of license, and cell phone use while driving.
Officers conducted security checks of Mount Abraham Union High School on March 13, 15 and 17.
In other activity during that period, Bristol police:
•  Instructed a computer class at the Vermont Police Academy on March 13.
•  Responded to an alarm at Bristol Internal Medicine on March 13.
•  Received a temporary relief from abuse order for service on March 14 and forwarded it to the Vermont State Police as the individual lived outside the police district.
•  Assisted with traffic control at Stony Hill Road and Airport Drive for a tractor-trailer that had blocked the roadway due to the March 14 snowstorm.
•  Ticketed a vehicle parked on Main Street in violation of Bristol’s winter parking ban and had it towed on March 15.
•  Responded to an alarm at the Maplefields on West Street on March 15. The alarm was accidental.
•  Assisted Hinesburg police with checking a district residence for stolen property on March 15.
•  Stood by while an employee closed the Champlain Farms convenience story for the night on March 16.
•  Assisted a motorist stranded in the roadway near the intersection of Stony Hill and Burpee roads on March 17. Police moved the vehicle to the breakdown lane. A friend of the motorist then arrived with fuel, and the vehicle was driven away.
•  Completed fingerprints for a town resident seeking employment with the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union on March 17.
•  Received a U.S. Department of Justice Report of Multiple Sale or Other Disposition of Pistols and Revolvers from a local firearms dealer on March 17.
•  Assisted a state police trooper with a traffic stop and consent search on East Street on March 17. The trooper arrested the driver for possession of narcotics.
•  Assisted the Bristol Rescue Squad on March 17.
•  Checked businesses and patrolled Main Street and the surrounding area on foot on March 18 at 12:30 a.m. and again at 9:49 a.m. Police secured one entrance door while patrolling just after midnight.
•           Attended an investigations course in Appleton, Wis., on March 20. The course and expenses were funded by the Vermont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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