Vermont State Police Log: Two cited after high-speed chase
ADDISON COUNTY — On July 6 at approximately 9:25 p.m. Vermont State Police attempted to stop a motor vehicle on Route 116 North in Bristol. The vehicle failed to yield and continued at a high rate of speed north on the highway, police reported.
With troopers in pursuit, the vehicle turned onto LaRose Lane in Bristol. The vehicle pulled into a driveway and the driver and a passenger fled on foot.
Troopers later located both individuals hiding in a nearby wooded area and identified them as Patrick Johnson, 30, of Alburg and Trisha Delibac, 21, of Winooski.
During the ensuing investigation, police determined Johnson had been driving the vehicle. While speaking with him, troopers detected indicators of impairment, so they screened Johnson for driving under the influence and subsequently arrested him for DUI, second offense; attempting to elude; negligent driving; and driving with a suspended or revoked license.
State police alleged that during the investigation, Delibac provided false information to troopers in an attempt to deflect their investigation. They arrested Delibac and cited her for providing false information to law enforcement.
Johnson is due to answer his charges in Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division, on July 27. Delibac’s court date is Sept. 28.
In other recent activity, Vermont State Police:
• On July 6 updated the public on an investigation into some criminal reports out of Shoreham. On March 30 Vermont State Police received a report of a retail theft at the Shoreham Service Center on Route 22A in Shoreham. Troopers identified the suspect as James Turner, 30, of Shoreham. Police alleged that Turner drove to the Shoreham Service Center and stole two cartons of Marlboro cigarettes valued at $211.55. Turner’s driver’s license was under suspension or revocation at the time.
On June 9 state police received a report of a second retail theft by Turner that occurred at the Shoreham Service Center on March 28. Upon investigation, troopers said they discovered that Turner drove to the Shoreham Service Center and stole one carton of L&M cigarettes valued at $91.27.
Troopers made several attempts to locate Turner and were unsuccessful, until on July 6 Vermont State Police located Turner during a motor vehicle stop and arrested him. They took Turner to the New Haven barracks, cited him for two counts of retail theft and two counts of driving with a criminally suspended license, and lodged him at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility due to an active arrest warrant; bail was set at $200.
• On July 10 began searching for a teenager who was missing from his Orwell home. Troopers located him later that night.
• On July 13 at 10 minutes after 10 p.m. stopped a motor vehicle on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh after observing a violation. Troopers identified the driver as David G. Bobbie, 51, of Shelton, Conn. Police ended up arresting Bobbie for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.
While in custody Bobbie requested medical attention and was transported to Vergennes Police Department and then to Porter Hospital in Middlebury after an evaluation by paramedics. Bobbie was later released with a citation to appear in Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division, to answer the charge of DUI-drugs.
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