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Vergennes Police Log: City police cite two for DUI

VERGENNES — Vergennes police cited two drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol this past weekend, one for DUI third offense and one for DUI second offense. 
On Sunday, June 11, police were alerted to a vehicle weaving from side to side and at one point off the road northbound on Route 7 and then on New Haven Road. They eventually stopped the vehicle, which they alleged was still weaving, on Sand Road in Ferrisburgh. Police then cited Lance Foerch, 57, of Ferrisburgh for DUI 3, alleging his evidentiary blood-alcohol test read at 0.259 — more than three times the legal limit of 0.08. 
Police also cited Foerch for failing to keep right on the road. 
On the day before, police stopped a vehicle driven by Brandon Bothwell, 28, of Monkton on Comfort Hill, alleging that Bothwell failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection at Green and School streets and had failed to use a turn signal. Police allege his evidentiary blood alcohol content test read 0.173, and they cited him for DUI 2, driving with a criminally suspended license, failure to stop at the stop sign and use the turn signal, and driving with an unassigned inspection sticker.
In other action between June 5 and 11, Vergennes police:
• On June 5 were told that sitting next to a city sidewalk was a refrigerator with the door still on it, which could inadvertently be a suffocating hazard if a child were to get shut inside it. Police contacted the fridge’s owner, who removed the door.
• On June 5 fingerprinted a person for the local schools.
• On June 6 contacted the owner of a car parked on another person’s lawn; the car owner moved the vehicle.
• On June 6 checked out a report of four-wheelers crossing property without permission. Police contacted the parents of the juvenile drivers of the four-wheelers and asked them to tell their children to ask permission before driving on someone’s property.
• On June 7 received a report that a school bus driver was texting while driving; police are investigating.
• On June 7 spoke at Vergennes Union High School on the Constitution and criminal law.
• On June 8 determined a death at a North Street residence did not result from foul play.
• On June 8 backed up Vermont State Police at a Panton DUI case.
• On June 9 looked into the theft of automobile tires from a Walker Road residence. 
• On June 10 were told of alleged drug activity in a Main Street apartment.
• On June 10 dealt with a minor two-car accident on Mechanics Street.
• On June 10 told five teens to move on from the Vergennes Union Elementary School playground just before midnight.
• On June 11 were told two bikes had been taken from a Green Street residence; police were informed later that other residents had found the bikes for the owners. 
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• On June 11 stood by while state police searched a car at the junction of Route 22A and Meigs Road. 

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