Vermont State Police Log for Mar. 3

ADDISON COUNTY — On Feb. 27 Vermont State Police issued a series of citations connected to a Feb. 13 speeding incident in Salisbury. Police report that on the 13th at about 10 minutes before 2 p.m. a trooper was participating in a high-visibility traffic safety patrol on Route 7 in Salisbury with a focus on intervening in speeding and aggressive driving when he saw two vehicles traveling abreast on Route 7 — one car trying to pass another at a dangerously high rate of speed. The trooper clocked both vehicles at 96 mph in a 50 mph zone.

The trooper managed to pull over one of the vehicles. The driver identified himself to the trooper as a 26-year-old St. Albans man, who was actually the driver’s brother. The trooper investigated and concluded that the driver was actually 19-year-old Tallon Real of Middlebury, and that Tallon Real did not have a valid driver’s license.

The trooper contacted Real, and Real turned himself in to authorities at the New Haven state police barracks, where he was cited for driving with a suspended license, making a false report to a police officer, negligent driving and speeding.

Police didn’t catch up with the second vehicle that day, but they hope a member of the public can help them find it. They describe the vehicle as a dark blue or black Ford pick-up truck with Vermont plates; the model year is potentially 2014. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or the manner of operation of either vehicle in the Leicester/Salisbury area is asked to contact Trooper Christopher Hein in Special Operations at 802-878-7111.

In other recent activity, troopers:

  • On Feb. 22 at around 8 p.m. responded to a report of a disabled vehicle on Route 7 north of the intersection with Fern Lake Road in Leicester. After detecting signs of impairment in Dillon MacDougall, 24, of Leicester, police cited MacDougall for driving under the influence, second offense, and driving with a suspended license.
  • On Feb. 25 at about 1 a.m. responded to a report of a one-car crash on Monkton Ridge in Monkton. Police identified the driver as Joseph Graham Jr., 19, of Duxbury, Mass. The trooper cited Graham for driving under the influence.
  • On Feb. 26 at about 11:41 p.m. observed a violation and stopped a vehicle on Route 7 near its intersection with Greenbush Road in Ferrisburgh. After screening him, police cited Gregory Cromis, 64, of Middlebury for driving under the influence. At the conclusion of processing, troopers released Cromis to a sober party with a citation to appear in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, and answer the charge on May 18.
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