Vermont State Police: Trooper makes New Year’s Eve bust

ADDISON COUNTY — As 2018 was nearing its conclusion early last week, Vermont State Police stopped a car driven by a Ripton man and gave him a criminal citation to end the year.
On Dec. 31 at approximately 5:45 p.m. troopers from the New Haven barracks stopped 2017 Chevy Cruze on Route 7 in the New Haven. After identifying the driver as 27-year-old Kevin Jackson of Ripton, police determined that his privilege to operate a motor vehicle was civilly suspended in the state of Vermont.
While speaking with Jackson, troopers also detected several signs of impairment, so they screened him for driving under the influence and subsequently arrested him for DUI.
They took Jackson to the barracks for processing and released him after citing him for driving under the influence of drugs.
In activity since the first of the year, Vermont State Police:
•  On Jan. 2 at approximately 8:08 a.m. were sent to assist the driver of a motor vehicle that travelled off Hardscrabble Road, near Putty Bed Place, in Monkton. Police report that Laura Khouri, 27, of Bristol was driving a 2008 Subaru Forester  that went off the gravel roadway, travelled down an embankment and crashed in a moderately wooded area off Hardscrabble Road. Khouri, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured, but the car sustained damage to its undercarriage and front end. Police determined that icy, slippery road conditions were contributing factors to this crash. 
Policed cited Khouri for driving with a criminally suspended license.
•  On Jan. 2 at approximately 4 p.m. responded to a home on Route 116 in Starksboro for a report of a vehicle that had been vandalized. Police report that a Colchester man’s vehicle was vandalized between 8 a.m. on New Year’s Day and 3 p.m. on Jan. 2.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Trooper Silva at 802-388-4919
•  On Jan. 6 stopped a motor vehicle on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh after observing several motor vehicle violations.
While speaking to the driver, identified as 41-year-old Grant Manning of Charlotte, troopers detected signs of impairment. Police administered Standard Field Sobriety Tests and they arrested Manning, took him to the New Haven barracks for processing and cited him for driving under the influence.

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