Vergennes Police Log: Running stop signs nets two drunk driving citations
VERGENNES — Vergennes police cited two drivers into court for drunk-driving offenses this past weekend, both after stopping them for allegedly failing to obey the stop sign at the intersection of New Haven Road and Route 7.
On Saturday, Feb. 10, city police cited George W. Hallock, 34, of Waltham for driving under the influence of alcohol after stopping his vehicle on Route 7. Police allege his blood-alcohol content tested at 0.112; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.
On Sunday, Feb. 11, police cited Tyler Brown, 23, of Lincoln for refusing DUI-alcohol testing and for failing to yield for the stop sign.
In other recent action, Vergennes police:
On Feb. 5:
• Helped Vermont State Police at an accident on Middlebrook Road in Waltham.
• Looked into a report that a vehicle had been stolen from the Denecker Chevrolet lot on North Main Street and learned it had been taken by a wholesale dealer by mistake.
• Went to Meigs Road and mediated a dispute between a car owner and buyer.
On Feb. 7:
• Warned the owner of a car seen speeding on Panton Road to slow down.
• Directed traffic around a truck that slid off Route 7 in Waltham until state police arrived.
On Feb. 8:
• Ticketed two cars left overnight on city streets in violation of the city’s winter parking ban.
• Directed traffic around a disabled truck at the intersection of Main and South Water streets.
• Responded to a minor two-car accident at Vergennes Union High School and ticketed one operator for driving an unregistered vehicle.
• Helped Hinesburg police by looking for a stolen vehicle.
On Feb. 9:
• Ticketed and ordered towed a car left overnight on North Green Street in violation of the city’s winter parking ban.
• Backed up Middlebury police as they subdued a man who was making threats and said he was armed.
• On behalf of South Burlington police spoke to a city resident who was allegedly involved in a road rage incident.
• Backed up city firefighters while they freed United Technology Corp. employees from a stalled elevator.
On Feb. 10 ticketed and ordered towed three cars left overnight on city streets in violation of the city’s winter parking ban.