Vergennes Police Log: Defective equipment draws DUI citation

VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Saturday cited a Hinesburg resident for driving under the influence of alcohol. Police said they pulled over a vehicle driven by Robert Frost, 21, on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh for defective equipment and noticed the smell of alcohol.
Police cited Frost after his blood-alcohol content allegedly tested at 0.169, and they released him to a family member. The legal blood-alcohol limit for driving is 0.08.
In other incidents between Sept. 10 and 16, Vergennes police:
On Sept. 10:
•  Helped Vermont State Police by trying to find a car on School Street; police could not do so.
•  Aided state police by responding to a car off Route 17 in Addison; police said the driver appeared confused and alerted the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad and stood by until VARS and troopers arrived.
•  Asked a restaurant patron to move a car parked on Main Street in front of the Small City Market.
On Sept. 11:
•  Talked to the owner of a travel trailer that had been reported as possibly abandoned on Panton Road; the owner promised to move it.
•  Tried for the first of several times, all unsuccessfully, to serve an abuse-prevention order to a North Maple Street resident.
•  Responded to a reported dog fight on Victory Lane; police helped break up a fight between two dogs that had gotten away from their owner while on a walk and another dog being walked, made sure that all the dogs had their shots and that injuries were not severe, and calmed all involved.
On Sept. 12:
•  Checked out a report of possible gunshots on North Maple Street and determined they were fireworks; police warned the parties responsible not to use fireworks.
•  Checked the welfare of the employee of a Chittenden County firm; she was OK and agreed to call her boss.
•  Stood by while a woman retrieved belongings from a School Street home.
•  Asked a visitor to a Canal Street residence to move a vehicle that was blocking traffic.
On Sept. 13 checked the welfare of a woman reported to be unsteady on her bicycle on South Water Street and determined she was fine.
On Sept. 14 helped a motorist get into a locked car outside of Aubuchon Hardware.
On Sept. 15:
•  Helped calm fighting and screaming children in a Main Street apartment.
•  Stopped a car reported to have been operated erratically on Route 22A and determined the driver was OK.
•  Following a complaint, warned a man not to follow a woman through the city in his car.
•  Issued court diversion paperwork to an underage Northlands Job Corps students who had been caught drinking.

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