Vergennes Police Log: Police issue two citations for drug-related impaired driving
VERGENNES — Vergennes police this past Saturday cited two motorists for impaired driving, with marijuana involved in both cases.
First city police cited Kayla Zeno, 25, of Bridport for driving under the influence of alcohol after pulling her vehicle over for allegedly failing to honor a stop sign at the intersection of School and South Maple streets.
Police alleged Zeno admitted to smoking marijuana as well as drinking, and alleged she failed roadside sobriety testing. An evidentiary blood-alcohol test read 0.065, below the 0.08 legal limit for alcohol while driving, but police said time had passed before that test was administered. Police also cited Zeno for failing to yield at the stop sign, having an open container of alcohol, and lacking an inspection sticker.
Police later on March 31 cited Donna Cardinal, 31, of Shelburne for DUI-drugs. Police said they saw two women outside a car pulled over just north of the police station on Main Street and smelled marijuana. They then alleged they determined that Cardinal, the driver, was impaired.
In other action between March 26 and April 1:
On March 26:
• Ticketed two cars in violation of the city wintertime parking ban.
• Helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad at a call on Thomas Circle.
• Checked the welfare of a Thomas Circle resident, who was found to be fine.
• Helped Vermont State Police with a possible DUI case in New Haven Junction.
• Took a statement from a city resident on behalf of Richmond police.
On March 27:
• Secured an unlocked downtown business while on patrol.
• Told the Public Works Department about low-hanging wires on a side street.
• Spoke to youths who were reported to be smoking marijuana in the city recreation area; they denied it, and no evidence was found.
On March 28:
• Warned the owner of a dog that had run out of a West Street home and lunged at a passerby and her dog.
• Served an abuse-prevention order to a city resident on behalf of Montpelier police.
On March 29:
• Warned the owner of a dog who bitten the sleeve of a pedestrian on New Haven Road.
• Ticketed a motorist for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license at a Main Street traffic stop.
On March 30:
• Helped a woman retrieve belongings from a car that she had borrowed; police said the owner had been uncooperative.
• Responded to a report of a suspicious person making a threat to employees of the Small City Market; police could not find him.
• Stopped a car that was reported to be weaving while being driven southbound on Route 7; police said the driver was OK.
• Helped a motorist get into a locked car at the Ferrisburgh park-and-ride lot.
On March 31:
• Took a report of an unsuccessful Craigslist scam in which someone tried to persuade a resident to send $700 in advance in exchange for a lease and a key.
• Went to Stove Pipe City Road in Panton to check a report of a possibly dangerous drunken man, but found no problem.
• On April 1 ordered towed a vehicle with an expired registration following a West Main Street traffic stop.
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