Vermont State Police Log for Nov. 9

ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police responded to multiple reports of an active fight on the side of Route 7 near the intersection with Fern Lake Road in Leicester on Sunday at around 10 minutes  before 1 p.m. 

Troopers said their investigation showed that Megan Amoroso, 35, of Brandon intentionally caused bodily injury to a household member. So they arrested Amoroso, took her to the New Haven barracks and cited her for domestic assault.

In the past week, troopers also dealt with a trio of motor vehicle incidents. The most serious of these took place this past Saturday, Nov. 4, when troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Route 7 near Dog Team Road in New Haven at a few minutes before noon.

Police report that Brittany Aunchman, 29, of Salisbury was driving a 2012 Chevy Colorado northbound on Route 7 when she failed to stop for a 2020 Ford F-150 pickup driving by Tony Neary, 83, of Middlebury; the pickup was stopped to make a left turn onto Dog Team Road.  Both drivers sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision and were taken to Porter Hospital for evaluation.  

The F-150 sustained rear-end damage; the Chevy was considered a total loss.

Route 7 traffic was temporarily halted while New Haven Fire Department and Middlebury Area EMS dealt with the crash scene and driver.

Police cited Aunchman for driving under the influence.

Separately, on Oct. 31 at around 4:30 p.m., troopers saw a motor vehicle violation and stopped the car on Route 7 near Little Chicago Road in Ferrisburgh. They cited the driver, identified as 43-year-old Benjamin Smith of Bristol, for driving with a criminally suspended license. While dealing with him, state police also found an active warrant for Smith’s arrest because he failed to complete work crew as required from a case dealing with home improvement fraud, police report. Police lodged Smith at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility without bail.

Finally, on Nov. 2, at a few minutes before 11 p.m., troopers from the New Haven barracks were patrolling Route 7 near New Haven Junction when they saw a vehicle traveling 92 miles per hour in a 50 mph zone. Police stopped his car and issued Ryan Sears, 30, of Winooski a speeding ticket that carried a potential fine of $627.

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