City police remind drivers about speed limits

VERGENNES — As well as handling a variety of incidents between Sept. 11 and 17, Vergennes police also conducted a number of directed patrols in response to citizen concerns about speeding within city limits.
During that seven-day period city police made a dozen such targeted patrols, including multiple patrols on Mountain View Lane, School Street and in the general downtown area. Other areas patrols included Panton Road, West Main Street, New Haven Road, Booth Woods and Green Street.
In other action between Sept. 11 and 17, Vergennes police:
• On Sept. 12 cited Patrick D. Fuller, 25, of Addison for driving under the influence of drugs after observing that he was allegedly impaired and having him assessed by the department Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). Police alleged Fuller drove to the Champlain Farms store on Main Street, where they encountered him.
• On Sept. 12 discussed tenant rights with a man seeking information at the police station.
• On Sept. 13 pulled over a tractor-trailer truck suspected of leaving the scene of a Shoreham accident, an action taken on behalf of Vermont State Police and the Department of Motor Vehicles. Police stopped the truck at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A, told the driver to park it at the nearby Route 7 pull-off, and waited there with him until VSP arrived.
• On Sept. 13 contacted the owner of a wallet found by a citizen on Main Street.
• On Sept. 13 stopped a vehicle after a report of erratic driving; police determined there was not a problem.
• On Sept. 14 directed traffic on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh after a malfunction in the railroad crossing just outside city limits.
• On Sept. 14 looked unsuccessfully for a suspicious man in a vehicle in the West Main Street area.
• On Sept. 15 took a drunken man who nearly stumbled off a Main Street sidewalk in front of a moving vehicle to a Comfort Hill home owned by an acquaintance; police said they tested his blood-alcohol content for safety reasons and it measured 0.259. (He was walking, not driving, when police assisted the man.)
• On Sept. 15 served a relief-from-abuse order to a city woman on behalf of a Ferrisburgh resident.
• On Sept. 15 received a call for help from the department DRE from the UVM Medical Center to evaluate a patient; the DRE started toward Burlington, but eventually advised hospital personnel to instead perform a blood test.
• On Sept. 15 dealt with a minor two-car accident at Shaw’s Supermarket.
• On Sept. 16 checked a Panton home alarm on behalf of VSP.
• On Sept. 17 returned a challenged young child to a Ferrisburgh home after a citizen found her walking along Route 7 and brought the child to the station. Police notified the Department for Children and Families of the situation in case of possible negligence.
• On Sept. 17 dealt with a minor two-car accident at the intersection of Green and School streets.

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