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Vermont State Police Log: Head-on car crash injures four in Bridport

ADDISON COUNTY — At around 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 18, Vermont State Police were dispatched to an address on Creek Road in Salisbury for a motor vehicle complaint. A resident told the dispatcher that a vehicle had driven onto his property, gotten stuck and was then yelling. 
Troopers arrived and located three subjects; one of them was 32-year-old Mark Kennedy of Weybridge. Police report that during their investigation, Kennedy began acting in a belligerent manner by yelling obscenities. Kennedy became uncooperative and was placed under arrest for impeding public officers and disorderly conduct.
Police said that while they were taking Kennedy into custody, he assaulted two troopers, one of them twice.
Kennedy was transported to the New Haven state police barracks for processing and then lodged at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility with bail set at $200. He was formally cited for disorderly conduct, impeding public officers, assault of a protected professional and resisting arrest.
Middlebury police helped out state police at the scene.
In other recent activity, Vermont State Police troopers:
• On Oct. 15 at a little before 11 a.m. responded to a suspicious call involving a motor vehicle on Hillside Drive in Starksboro. After investigating, state police cited Derek Lefebvre, 43, of Hinesburg for driving under the influence of drugs.
• On Oct. 17 at approximately 6:30 a.m. were notified that a car had crashed into a tree on Monkton Road in Monkton. Roger Hamilton, 46, of New Haven told police that he was driving 35 mph on the road when a tree fell down across both lanes of travel. Hamilton said he was unable to stop and collided with the tree. His new Jeep Rubicon was totaled and Hamilton sustained a minor wrist injury. Neither alcohol nor drugs were found to be contributing factors in the collision.
State police were assisted on scene by the Monkton Fire Department.
• On Oct. 19 went to Delorme Road in Leicester to look into a vandalism complaint. The victim told troopers and a Vermont Fish & Game Department warden that he heard several gunshots at approximately 4 a.m. but did not investigate and went back to bed. At approximately 9 a.m., when the victim left his residence, he discovered his vehicle appeared to have been shot multiple times.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the New Haven barracks of the Vermont State Police and request to speak with Corporal Justin Busby. The phone number is 802-388-4919.
• On Oct. 19 at approximately 5:35 p.m. responded to a one-car crash on Route 125 near the intersection of Hamblin Road in Cornwall. Troopers report that Peter Braginton, 70, of Vergennes had driven off the road and into a ditch. Police cited him driving under the influence-refusal.
• On Oct. 22 a little before 9 a.m. stopped motor vehicle with an expired inspection sticker on Route 22A in Addison. Police ended up citing Darrell Gevry, 53, of Bridport for driving with a criminally suspended license and giving false information to a police officer and they arrested him on a warrant. He was lodged at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility.
• On Oct. 22 were notified of a lewd or lascivious conduct complaint involving a child in Addison County. As a result of subsequent investigative actions, including multiple interviews, police said they learned that Daniel Blodgett, 33, of Milton conducted lewd or lascivious acts with a child. On Oct. 23 state police located Blodgett, took him into custody, and transported him to the Addison County Superior Court for arraignment.
• On Oct. 27 at a few minutes after 6 p.m. were dispatched to a two-car car crash involving a head-on collision. Early investigation indicates that a car driven by Tre W. Nichols, 21, of Burlington was traveling north, crossed the yellow centerline, and struck a car driven by Tammy Simmes, 53, of Fair Haven, which was traveling south. Each vehicle had one passenger, and all four occupants were transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center with serious bodily injuries including many broken bones and a possible brain injury. All four occupants are stable as of Tuesday.
The Vermont State Police were assisted on scene by members of multiple fire departments and rescue squads. Route 22A was temporarily closed as a result of this crash.
This investigation remains in the early stages.

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