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Vermont State Police Log: Brooklyn man called police to turn himself in

ADDISON COUNTY — At a few minutes after midnight this past Friday, Jan. 19, Vermont State Police responded to a 911 call from Maleek Drummond, 42, of Brooklyn, N.Y., who was calling from the Ferrisburgh Park & Ride at the confluence of Routes 7 and 22A. Drummond called to turn himself in to police, who had a warrant for his arrest stemming from 2013 charges for possession of heroin and marijuana in Addison County. 

Troopers took Drummond to the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility in Rutland for lack of $10,000 bail.

Also, troopers on Jan. 18 cited Randy J. Gorton, 52, of Bristol for leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a required ignition interlock device. The citations relate to a Jan. 4, when state police received a report of a motor vehicle accident near Route 116 and Carlstrom Road in Bristol at around 10:13 p.m. By investigating police identified Gorton as the driver of the car that had crashed and left the scene. He is due to answer the charges in court on March 18.

Separately, on Jan. 22 at 8:19 p.m., state police responded to the crash of a commercial tractor-trailer on Route 17 West near the intersection with Gage Road in Addison. Police said that the Volvo VNL760 driven by Arjun Singh, 49, of East Greenbush, N.Y., was headed west on Route 17 when it left the roadway off the westbound side, struck a utility pole and came to a halt on the eastbound shoulder. Singh was not hurt, and the truck sustained minor damage. Route 17 was closed for about three hours while the truck was removed from the roadway.

Troopers were assisted on scene by the Addison Fire Department and MiddState Towing.

On Monday shortly before noon, police closed Forest Dale Road near Churchill Road and Route 73 in Brandon due to a motor vehicle crash. Police reopened the road after less than an hour. Police did not provide any information on the crash.  

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