Vermont State Police log: Driver nearly hits police cruiser
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police on Sunday tagged a Williston man for dangerous driving after he allegedly nearly hit the trooper’s vehicle.
On March 31 at 11 p.m. a state police officer saw a red 2019 Jeep Cherokee travelling northbound on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh. Police said the jeep passed another vehicle on a curve and nearly struck a trooper travelling southbound on Route 7 head-on.
State police stopped the Jeep and identified the driver as Roman Rehak, 52, of Williston. The trooper issued Rehak a ticket for unsafe passing, which includes a fine of $220 and three points on his insurance. Police also cited Rehak criminal charge of careless and negligent driving.
In other recent activity, Vermont State Police:
•On March 26 at around 7 p.m. located Tammy Flemings, 47, of Middlebury on Case Street in Middlebury. Flemings had an active warrant out for her arrest, so troopers took her into custody without incident and lodged her at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility on $500 bail.
•On March 27 at around 10:30 p.m. the trooper saw a vehicle speeding along Route 17 near Church Road in Addison. He recorded the vehicle traveling at 94 mph in a posted 50 mph zone using a Doppler radar detector. The cop stopped the car and identified the driver as Dillion Prim, 20, of Bristol.
The trooper determined that Prim had placed his passenger at risk of injury or death due to his high rate of speed. He took Prim into custody, transported him to the New Haven state police barracks for processing, and released Prim after citing him for speeding and driving after suspension or revocation of license, which carried a total fine of $874 and two points on Prim’s insurance.
• On March 28 at approximately 5:50 p.m. responded to a report of a one-car crash on Mountain Road near Forrest Road in Bridport. Police report that Brad Russett, 24, of Addison was driving a 2000 Audi A6 westbound on Mountain Road at approximately 50 mph, was unable to safely navigate a curve and left the roadway.
While speaking with Russett, troopers said they detected and observed several signs of alcohol impairment. Russett was taken into custody and transported to the New Haven barracks for processing. Police cited him for driving under the influence, and ticketed him for failing to stay on the right side of the road.
He was not injured in the crash.
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