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Vermont State Police Log: DUI calls in Ferrisburgh and Middlebury

ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police operating out of the New Haven barracks issued two citations for drunken driving last week.

In the first incident, on Dec. 19 at a little after 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 19, troopers responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch off Hawkins Road in Ferrisburgh. They identified the driver as 43-year-old Holly Gonyeau of Ferrisburgh. 

While speaking with Gonyeau, troopers detected indicators of impairment, so they screened her, arrested her for driving under the influence and took her to the New Haven barracks for processing. During the course of the investigation, police determined at the time of the incident there was a juvenile in the vehicle who was improperly restrained; police said the youngster had been removed from the vehicle before authorities got there. Police said the juvenile was uninjured.

Police cited Gonyeau for driving DUI, second offense, and gross negligent driving.

Separately, on Dec. 24 shortly after 7 p.m., state police received a report of a vehicle unable to maintain its lane on Route 7 and crossing the center line into oncoming traffic.

A trooper from the New Haven barracks stopped the suspected vehicle on Route 7 at Exchange Street in Middlebury, and identified the driver as Leslie A. Davignon, 33, of Weybridge. The trooper noted seeing a child in the rear passenger seat. 

While speaking with Davignon, after seeing indicators of alcohol impairment, state police arrested Davignon for the suspicion of driving under the influence and took her to the New Haven barracks for processing. Davignon was cited for DUI and cruelty to a child and then released.

 Vermont State Police remind drivers not to drink and drive. Make plans beforehand for alternative means of transportation if you plan to consume alcohol.

 The only other activity that state police reported locally between Dec. 19 and 26 was work dealing with the bad roads as a result of the storm late last week. State police reported that Route 17 in Starksboro between Lafayette and Dan Sargent roads was closed due to downed trees and power lines after 10:15  a.m. on Dec. 23.

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