Vermont State Police log: Troopers tag two for DUI

ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police cited out-of-towners for drunk driving, second offense, on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh twice recently in separate late-night incidents.
The first incident took place shortly before 1 a.m. on April 4, when troopers clocked a 2016 Subaru WRX driving 67 mph in a 40 mph zone on a southbound stretch of Route 7 near the Ferrisburgh Fire Department. Police stopped the car driven by Paul West, 33, of Fort Ann, N.Y., and while speaking with him took note of several signs of impairment.
Troopers screened West for driving under the influence of alcohol and arrested him for DUI. Police also alleged that West recklessly endangered the life of his passenger by operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
Officers took West to the New Haven state police barracks for processing and released him after citing West for DUI, second offense, and for reckless endangerment.
In a second case, troopers on April 6 at around 12:30 a.m. stopped a vehicle driven by Adam McAllister, 38, of Eden Mills on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh for an equipment violation. While speaking with McAllister, troopers detected several signs of impairment, screened him for DUI and arrested him. Troopers took McAllister to the Vergennes Police Department, where Vergennes Officer Barber, who is a Drug Recognition Expert, screened McAllister and determined that he was impaired by marijuana.
So police took McAllister to Porter Hospital, where he provided law enforcement with a sample of his blood.
Troopers released McAllister after citing him for DUI-drugs — his second DUI offense.
In other recent activity, Vermont State Police:
•On April 2 at a little past midnight aided Middlebury police in trying to apprehend a Middlebury man who was thought to have threatened a person in Middlebury. State police pursued a car driven by Travis Tester, 30, south on Route 7. After Tester drove over a spike strip deployed by Brandon police, Tester’s car crossed the centerline and crashed into a tree on the northbound side of the highway. Police found Tester dead in the driver’s seat of what they said was a self-inflicted gunshot; they found a handgun near his body in the car. The incident was described more fully in a story in last Thursday’s edition.
•On April 3 at around 11:30 p.m. clocked a Chevy Silverado at 76 mph in a 40 mph zone on Route 7 in New Haven Junction. Police cited Harry M. Seger, 51, of South Burlington for excessive speed (a criminal misdemeanor for driving more than 30 mph over the speed limit), and issued him civil traffic tickets for speeding and for not having his driver’s license with him, which carry a total fine of $438 and a total of 10 points on his license.
•On April 4 at approximately 9:25 a.m. saw Ryan West, 29, of Addison driving on Route 22A in Bridport, stopped his vehicle, and cited West for driving with a criminally suspended license.
•On April 4 at approximately 20 minutes after 11 p.m. stopped a 1999 Toyota truck on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh and cited Kalie A. Fleming, 33, of Shoreham for driving with a criminally suspended license.
•On April 6 at a little past 11 a.m. responded to a reported burglary at a residence on Dog Team Road in New Haven. Police report that someone forced their way into the home and stole an undisclosed amount of cash. Anyone with information regarding on this burglary is asked to contact Trooper Mae Murdock at the state police’s New Haven barracks at 802-388-4919.
•On April 9 at 1:43 a.m. stopped a motor vehicle on Route 7 in Middlebury after seeing it speeding. After seeing signs of impairment in driver Dillon MacDougall, 21, of Leicester, police screened him for driving under the influence and cited him for DUI. Police also alleged that MacDougall recklessly endangered the life of his two passengers by operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, and cited him for reckless endangerment.

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