Sobriety checkpoint

WINDHAM COUNTY -- State Police-Brattleboro, in conjunction with local and county law enforcement agencies, will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint and saturation patrol in the Windham County area during the 2014 Operation CARE Holiday DUI Campaign, July 3 to 6.

Tractor trailer pulls down utility pole

POWNAL -- State Police said a tractor trailer pulling into the Ladd Brook Motel off Route 7 Wednesday got caught on power lines and took down a utility pole.

The pole broke, said police. No one, including the driver, James Moore Jr., of Charlotte, N.C., was injured. Besides the pole, no property was damaged, either.

The Pownal Fire Department and Bennington County Sheriff's Department assisted with handling traffic, while Green Mountain Power replaced the pole.

-- Keith Whitcomb Jr.