Vergennes Police Log: State safety program nets DUI citation in Vergennes
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Jan. 13 cited a Bristol man for driving under the influence of alcohol during a special DUI patrol that began late on Saturday, Jan. 12, and was funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program.
Cited was Jordan Pike, 21, of Bristol. Police allege he failed to yield at a stop sign, and they pulled his vehicle over on Route 7 south of Vergennes. Police allege Pike’s blood-alcohol content tested at 0.146; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.
Police between Jan. 7 and 13 also ticketed six vehicles left overnight on city streets in violation of the Vergennes wintertime parking ban. They issued two tickets each on Jan. 8, 9 and 11, and ordered vehicles be towed from South Maple and School streets on the 11th.
In other incidents during those seven days, Vergennes police:
On Jan. 7:
• Began investigating anonymous harassing phone messages sent to a Main Street resident.
• Spoke to the owner of a dog running loose in Booth Woods.
• Helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad on Armory Lane.
On Jan. 8:
• Dealt with a Vergennes Union High School student who made a threat to shoot a gun at the school, a threat police determined he could not carry out.
• Responded to an accident at Northlands Job Corps in which a vehicle struck a building.
On Jan. 9 sent to state officials a complaint that an Electronics Benefit Card had been hacked.
On Jan. 10 were told a resident had received scam mail.
On Jan. 11:
• Checked the welfare of a spectator in the VUHS stands who was regularly falling asleep; police determined she was just tired.
• Checked the welfare of a Hillside Drive resident at the request of her brother; police said she was OK.
• Responded to a complaint of a suspicious person at the Champlain Farms convenience store; police asked the individual to leave.
On Jan. 13 dealt with a minor two-vehicle accident at the Small City Market.
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