Vermont State Police Log: Passed-out driver cited in Ferrisburgh

ADDISON COUNTY — At around 11:30 p.m. this past Saturday night, Vermont State Police investigated a suspicious vehicle on Stage Road near the intersection of Route 7 in Ferrisburgh. Troopers found the driver passed out behind the wheel and eventually cited him.

Police identified the driver as 33-year-old Benjamin Emmons, who they described as homeless. While speaking to Emmons, troopers observed indicators of impairment. Emmons refused screening, so they arrested him and took him to the Middlebury Police Department for an evaluation by a Drug Recognition Expert. Emmons refused to participate, police said.

State police cited Emmons for driving under the influence of drugs and released him.

In other recent activity, state police:

• On March 5 — Town Meeting Day — at a little before 1 p.m. received several calls about a woman acting disorderly at the Leicester Town Clerk’s Office. The callers told police that the woman using obscene language and disturbing people in a public place. On March 13, state police reported that they had caught up with the woman, identified as Jill Booska, 59, of Leicester, and they cited her for disorderly conduct.

• On March 12 at 10:41 a.m. logged a report of a man causing a disturbance near a home on Middlebrook Road in Waltham. Troopers responded and observed several broken items belonging to Maple Broadband at the residence. State police later located the person of interest, identified as Richard Fisher, 88, of Waltham. After investigation, police cited Fisher for unlawful mischief.

• On March 14 at 9:19 p.m. got word of a of a one-car crash on Route 74 in the vicinity of Audet Road in Shoreham. Troopers located the driver, Andrew Malzac, 31, of Middlebury, in the vicinity of his vehicle after it had struck a guard rail. Police took Malzac into custody for suspicion of drunken driving. After being taken to the New Haven barracks and cited for driving under the influence, police released Malzac.

• On March 17 at around 5:45 p.m. observed a motor vehicle violation on Route 7 near Round Barn Road in Ferrisburgh, and stopped the car. Troopers cited the driver, identified as David B. Ambrose, 58, of Shoreham, for driving with a criminally suspended license and violating court ordered conditions of release.

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