Vermont State Police Log: DUIs and traffic wrecks seen last week

ADDISON COUNTY — Between March 21 and March 27, Vermont State Police reported two instance of driving under the influence of alcohol and two car crashes.
The first DUI citation was issued on March 23 after state police got a complaint at a little before 1 a.m. of a Ford truck driving up and down Big Hollow Road in Starksboro and onto a lawn. Police happened to be in the immediate area at that time and were able to locate the truck on Big Hollow Road. The trooper reported that Michael P. Jerome, 19, of Monkton was driving it. A preliminary sample of Jerome’s breath showed that his blood alcohol content was 0.138 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.
State police cited Jerome for DUI.
Police issued the second DUI citation on March 25 to Sterling O. Pelsue, 20, of New Haven. Police stopped the car Pelsue was driving on New Haven Road in Vergennes after observing multiple traffic violations at around a quarter after 1 a.m. Police report that her blood alcohol content tested at 0.166 and so they issued the citation.
The first crash was on March 21 at a little after 2 p.m. when a 17-year-old from Middlebury reportedly rolled the 2006 Volvo he was driving on Plank Road in Bristol. Troopers reported that the car was travelling at a speed in excess of the posted speed limit and too fast to safely negotiate the turn.
No injuries were reported, but the Bristol Rescue Squad evaluated both the driver and passenger. The car was judged to be a total loss.
Police issued the driver a ticket for speeding with an accident resulting.
The second crash was attributed to icy road conditions. On March 27 at approximately 7:43 a.m. troopers responded to a report that a 2006 Subaru Legacy slid off Boro Hill Road in Monkton and stuck a tree. No one was injured, but the car sustained heavy front-end damage.

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