Vermont State Police Log: Fisherman cited for DUI, third offense

ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police troopers came across Christopher Ardell, 48, of Northfield at a fishing access on Panton Road in Panton at around 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 9.
While speaking with Ardell, troopers learned he had driven to this location just prior to when the police arrived, and they said they detected signs of impairment in Ardell. The trooper screened Ardell for intoxicants and then arrested him, took him to the Vergennes Police Department for processing and released him after citing him for driving under the influence, third offense.
Ardell is due to answer the charge in Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division on June 25.
In other recent activity, Vermont State Police:
•  On June 6 at approximately 12:40 p.m. were notified of an alleged violation of an abuse prevention order in Bristol. After investigating, with assistance of the Department for Children and Families, police said they determined that Michael Webb, 22, of Bristol had violated a court order that prohibited him from being within 500 feet of the victims and their residence. Police found Webb and cited him for violation of an abuse prevention order.
•  On June 8 at around 5 p.m. arrived at a residence in Waltham and made contact with Starksboro resident Everett White, 35, who had one warrant for his arrest for failing to appear in court. Police lodged White at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility.
•  On June 9 issued an update into the investigation of a June 22 crash on Route 22A in Bridport that sent a Waterbury man to the hospital. As previously reported, Corey Cummings, 25, of Waterbury was driving a 2014 Chevy Cruze northbound on Route 22A and crossed into the southbound lane on that Saturday afternoon, and collided with a southbound pickup truck. Police said that their investigation showed that Cummings had fallen asleep while driving and thus veered into the southbound lane of Route 22A. Police cited Cummings for careless and negligent driving, and issued him a traffic ticket for driving in the wrong lane.
•  On June 9 at approximately 11:13 a.m. were notified of an intoxicated/impaired driver traveling toward New Haven Junction. Police found the vehicle on Route 7 as it turned into the Jiffy Mart parking lot and screened the driver, identified as 24-year-old Maria Trudeau of Bristol, for driving under the influence. Police cited Trudeau for DUI, second offense.
•  On June 11 at approximately 7:45 a.m. stopped a motor vehicle speeding on Route 7 in Leicester. Police cited Ethan Newton, 26, of Salisbury for driving with a criminally suspended license and also found that Newton had an active warrant out for his arrest.

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