Vermont State Police Log: Driver stopped for going 85 mph in a 50

ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police stopped a vehicle on Route 17 around the intersection with Weybridge Road on June 7 at a little after 12:30 p.m. for speeding 35 mph over the limit — 85 in a 50 mph zone —  while showing signs of erratic driving. 

While speaking with the driver, identified as Luis F. Jimenez, 28, of Weybridge, the trooper said that he observed signs of impairment. Police arrested Jimenez, took him to the New Haven barracks, cited him for driving under the influence and driving with excessive speed. 

In other recent activity, state police:

• On the evening of June 4, a little before 7 p.m., received a report of a man making threats through text messages. They identified the man as Alex Billado, 30, of Colchester. After investigating, police cited Billado for criminally threatening a former family member. Billado is due to answer the charges in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, on July 29, and he was lodged at Northwest State Correctional Facility for violating his probation. 

• On June 7 at about half an hour before midnight, stopped a vehicle for speeding and other motor vehicle violations on Route 7 by the intersection with Greenbush Road in Ferrisburgh. Police identified the driver as Amanda LaMonda, 40, of Ferrisburgh, and they cited her for driving under the influence. 

• On June 8 at a little past 6 p.m., observed a motor vehicle violation on Route 7 near the intersection with Route 17 in New Haven. The driver, identified as Jacob A. French, 37, of Essex Junction, showed indicators of impairment and refused to be screened. Police arrested French. At the Middlebury Police Station, he was cited for driving under the influence–refusal and released.

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