Vermont State Police: Woman cited for DUI-3 after crash

ADDISON COUNTY — At a little after 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, Middlebury police were alerted to a vehicle that had crashed in Weybridge, in the area of Quaker Village, with a female walking on the roadway. Middlebury and Vermont State Police officers attempted to locate the vehicle but couldn’t find the female driver.
At a quarter past midnight, state police received another call reporting a vehicle down an embankment in the same area. Troopers located the driver, later identified as 26-year-old Whitney Williams of Cornwall. While speaking with Williams, troopers detected indicators of impairment.
Williams performed standardized field sobriety tests and was subsequently placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence. Police took Williams to the New Haven state police barracks for processing and released after being cited for driving under the influence, third offense.
State police later found Williams’ vehicle approximately 60 feet off of the roadway and down an embankment.
In other recent activity, Vermont State Police:
•  On Aug. 9 at approximately 3:26 p.m. responded to a two-car crash on Route 22A near Wilmarth Road in Addison. Police report that John Doyle, 62, of Manalapan, Fla., attempted to pass a slow vehicle on Route 22A and he collided with another vehicle who was also attempting to pass. The second vehicle, a Ford F-150 pickup, was driven by Charles Baker, 35, of Shelburne.
While on scene speaking with Baker, troopers detected signs of impairment. Baker was screened and subsequently taken into custody for suspicion of DUI and transported to the Vergennes Police Department for processing. State police cited Baker for driving under the influence.
•  On the afternoon of Aug. 5 were told that two kayakers located a deceased human being in the water near the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Lewis Creek Fishing Access Area off of Long Point Road in Ferrisburgh. Several rescue personnel responded to the scene along with an assistant medical examiner. Police identified the dead man as 56-year-old Peter J. Tolis of Burlington. His body was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Burlington where an autopsy will be completed. Foul play was not suspected.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to contact the Vermont State Police at (802) 773-9101.

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