News in brief from Vermont State Police

Staff reports


SHAFTSBURY — Troopers with the Vermont State Police, Shaftsbury barracks conducted a saturation patrol in Bennington County on Tuesday that focused on speeding, distracted driving and vehicle equipment violations. Troopers made 14 motor vehicle stops, resulting in the issuance of civil violations and written warnings. One criminal citation was issued for driving with a suspended license.


MARLBORO — At 7 a.m., the Vermont State Police, Westminster barracks responded to Higley Hill Road for the report of a single-car crash. Andrew Tsanopoulos, 60, of West Dover, was traveling east at about 30 mph on a snow and slush covered roadway, police said. Tsanopoulos lost control of his vehicle, crashed into a guardrail, went off of the roadway and then overturned. Tsanopoulos was not injured. The 2017 Nissan Rogue he was driving was totaled and was towed from the scene by Marlboro Collision.

WHITINGHAM — At 7:20 a.m., the Vermont State Police, Westminster barracks responded to Route 100 for the report of a single vehicle rollover crash. Tierin A. Mayle, 29, of Whitingham, was traveling north at about 40 mph, police said. As Mayle traveled into a moderate curve to the left, she began to lose control, traveled across the center line and the southbound travel lane, and went off the road. The 1997 Honda Civic she was driving rolled down a moderate grade before coming to rest on its passenger side. Mayle was cited with having no insurance and for operating a vehicle with tires that had limited tread depth. The car received damage to its front end, roof, and windshield. Heartwellville Towing towed the vehicle from the scene. The Whitingham Fire Department assisted at the scene.

SHAFTSBURY — At about 5:14 p.m., Vermont State Police, Shaftsbury barracks responded to Route 7 for a report of a car striking a deer. Wayne Rock, 28, of Cambridge, N.Y. was traveling south near mile marker 16.2 when two deer entered the roadway in the path of the 2006 Nissan Altima he was driving, police said. Rock was able to avoid one deer, but collided with the second. The sedan received significant front end damage and was disabled at the scene. Rock was not injured. The vehicle was towed from the scene by All-Service Citgo.


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