Vermont State Police Log: Drunk driving, crashes keep troopers busy

ADDISON COUNTY — On Saturday, Dec. 23, at a few minutes past 9 a.m. Vermont State Police stopped a motor vehicle on Main Street in Bristol after observing a driving infraction. During the stop troopers detected signs of impairment in the driver, identified as 35-year-old Ira Beaver of Bristol.
Police screened Beaver for driving under the influence, took him into custody, transported him to the New Haven state police barracks for processing, and released Beaver after citing him for DUI.
In other recent activity, state police:
•  On Dec. 19  at approximately 7:30 a.m. clocked a Chevy Silverado pickup traveling at 85 mph in a posted 50 mph zone on Route 7 in New Haven and cited driver Jacob King, 18, of Salisbury for speeding.
•  On Dec. 21 at a little past 9:30 p.m. responded to a reported assault at a residence in New Haven. After investigating, state police cited Shane McGrath, 23, of New Haven for aggravated domestic assault.
•  On Dec. 22 at around 7 a.m. were notified of a single-vehicle crash on Route 116 near Sunny Valley Drive in Starksboro. It was snowing. Police report that Peter McDurfee, 25, of Vergennes was driving a 2006 International truck down a hill and when he tried to slow down the truck started to slide. The truck struck a guardrail, causing damage to the truck but no injuries. Police shut down Route 116 for several hours to clean up the debris. Neither alcohol nor drugs were determined to be contributing factors in the collision; police blamed the slippery road.
•  On Dec. 22  at around 10:30 a.m. went to a one-car rollover crash on a snow-covered Silver Street in Monkton. Police report that 26-year-old Laura Khouri of Burlington lost control of the 2005 Honda CRV she was driving, overcorrected and then flipped the vehicle off the road. Police cited Khouri for driving with a criminally suspended license. The driver was not injured; the car was a total loss.
Vermont State Police release a daily log of a selection of their activities. In Addison County, those activities included:
•  Dec. 18, driving with a criminally suspended license, Panton Road, Panton.
•  Dec. 18, directed patrol, Routes 22A and 17 in Addison.
•  Dec. 18, motor vehicle disturbances, North Main Street at Stickney Road, Whiting.
•  Dec. 18, DUI, States Prison Hollow Road, Monkton.
•  Dec. 18, directed patrol, Routes 7 and 22A, Ferrisburgh.
•  Dec. 18, driving with a criminally suspended license, Route 7, Ferrisburgh.
•  Dec. 19, motor vehicle disturbances, Routes 7 and 17, New Haven.
•  Dec. 19, minor traffic crash, Monkton Road, Ferrisburgh.
•  Dec. 21, directed patrol, Monkton and Middlebrook roads, Ferrisburgh.
•  Dec. 22, motor vehicle disturbances, Route 7 and Lime Kiln Road, New Haven.
•  Dec. 22, agency assist, Route 7, New Haven.
•  Dec. 22, larceny from a building, Whitman Road, Ripton.
•  Dec. 22, motor vehicle disturbances, North Cream Hill Road and Route 22A, Bridport.
•  Dec. 22, traffic hazard, Route 22A and Brown Lane, Orwell.
•  Dec. 24, vehicle crash with damage, Route 125, Addison.
•  Dec. 24, agency assist, West Shore Road, Salisbury.
•  Dec. 24, directed patrol, Route 7 and 17, New Haven.
•  Dec. 24, medical assist, Upper Meehan Road, Bristol.
•  Dec. 25, citizen dispute, Sand Road, Ferrisburgh.
•  Dec. 25, motor vehicle disturbances, Route 7, New Haven.

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