Vermont State Police for Mar. 28
ADDISON COUNTY — On March 20 between 11 a.m. and noon troopers from the New Haven barracks of the Vermont State Police conducted a saturation patrol on Leicester Whiting Road in Leicester. This patrol was in response to a request from a utility company working in the area to slow traffic in the work zone.
During the patrol, police stopped one vehicle and issued one traffic ticket for driving with a suspended license.
In other recent activity, Vermont State Police:
•On March 20 at 5 minutes before 11 p.m. saw Justin Stover, 45, of South Burlington driving on South Street in Middlebury. Troopers knew that Stover’s privilege to operate a motor vehicle was under criminal suspension in Vermont and that he had an active warrant for his arrest. Troopers arrested him, cited him for driving with a criminally suspended license and lodged him at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility on $100 bail.
•On March 21 at about a quarter past 4 p.m. spotted a vehicle travelling southbound on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh with no registration validation sticker affixed to the rear plate, and stopped the vehicle. Troopers ended up citing David Ouellette, 53, of Waltham for driving with a criminally suspended license.
•On March 22 at five minutes before 7 a.m. responded to a two-vehicle, head-on crash on Route 22A in Addison. Police allege that a Subaru driven by Ian Labounty, 28, of Crown Point, N.Y., was northbound when his car crossed the centerline and crashed into a southbound Honda driven by Cecile Druzba, 57, of South Burlington. Both cars ended up completely overturned. Druzba and her brother Jacques Marton, 62, of South Burlington were taken to UVM Medical Center; Druzba was pronounced deceased; Marton was treated and released.
Police believe Labounty was intoxicated, and authorities took a sample of his blood to test. They cited Labounty for driving under the influence of drugs and gross negligent driving with death resulting. A full account of the incident was in Monday’s Addison Independent.
•On March 23 at a little before 1:30 p.m. responded to a two-car crash on Route 116 in St. George. Police report that Ethan A. Poulin, 24, of St. George was driving a Hyundai Elantra and trying to turn left from Route 116 onto Route 2A into the path of a VW Passat driven by John P. Chamberlain Jr. of Starksboro. Chamberlain attempted swerving to the right but the cars collided in the northbound lane or Route 116. No one was injured, but both cars were totaled. Impairment was not a factor in this collision, police said. Anyone who may have witnessed Chamberlain’s driving as he traveled north on Route 116 prior to the crash is asked to contact Cpl. Andrew Leise at the Williston state police barracks 1-802-878-7111.
•On March 25 at approximately 6 p.m. located Laura Khouri, 28, of Bristol on Autumn Lane in Bristol. Khouri had an active warrant for her arrest and was taken into custody without incident. Troopers took Khouri to the New Haven barracks for processing and later lodged at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility with bail set at $25.
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