BRISTOL — Bristol police on May 16 arrested a local man who they said was driving with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit; they also cited him for resisting arrest.
Shortly before 1 p.m. last Friday afternoon, police received a report that an intoxicated man had driven from Champlain Farms on West Street. Police located the man, identified as James D. Hanf, 62, at his home on Mountain Street in Bristol. When officers attempted to arrest Hanf for DUI, Hanf became combative, according to police. Eventually, police were able to subdue Hanf without injury to himself or officers.
After being processed at the ACT 1 detox center in Burlington, officers determined Hanf to have a blood alcohol level of 0.312 percent; the legal limit is 0.08 percent. Police also alleged that Hanf did not have a valid driver’s license and had taken the vehicle he drove without permission from the owner.
Police cited Hanf for DUI, resisting arrest and operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent. He is due to answer the charges in Addison County Superior Court on June 2.
In other recent activity, Bristol police on May 14 at 4:46 p.m. got a call from staff at the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union office, who reported a disoriented woman wandering around the parking lot at the ANeSU office in Bristol. Police located the woman, identified as Andrea Pray, 36, of Waterbury, in a restroom of the ANeSU office and determined she had been drinking.
Police said further investigation revealed she had been drinking earlier in the day in Waterbury and drove to Bristol. Officers found her vehicle abandoned in the Rite Aid parking lot.
She was processed for DUI and the test showed a blood alcohol content of 0.197 percent, police said. She was released to a family member with a citation to appear in Addison Superior Court on June 2.