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17 drivers ticketed in saturation patrol

Vermont State Police pulled over 18 vehicles Saturday in Bennington, Arlington, Manchester and Shaftsbury in a saturation patrol targeted at aggressive, impaired and distracted drivers. Seventeen tickets and eight written warnings were issued, State Police said.

Troopers issued 11 civil violation complaints for use of cell phones or other electronic devices while driving. One driver was cited for operating under civil suspension.


DUI charge follows 1-car rollover crash

A Shaftsbury woman has been charged with driving under the influence after a single-car rollover crash on Saturday, Vermont State Police said.

Jennifer Onorato, 37, was charged after troopers responded to a report of a crash in the area of Lake Paran Road and Vermont Route 67E around 4:45 p.m. After seeing clues of impaired operation, troopers administered a field sobriety test to Onorato, who was then placed under arrest on a charge of DUI #1 and brought to the Shaftsbury State Police barracks for processing.

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Driver faces charges in parking lot incident

A Whitehall, New York, man is facing multiple charges after almost colliding with another vehicle and fleeing after being questioned, according to police.

Conception Torres-Perez, 32, was arrested following an incident April 6, when police responded to the Iron Kettle Motel at about 7:18 p.m. for a report of a man acting disorderly at the motel.

Investigation revealed that Torres-Perez had operated his gray 2006 Dodge Charger erratically and almost collided with another vehicle, placing others at risk of injury, according to a press release from the Shaftsbury barracks of the Vermont State Police.

When approached about his operation, Torres-Perez became "argumentative and aggressive," displayed threatening behavior, and fled the scene, according to the release.

He was later located and issued a citation to appear on charges of disorderly conduct, four counts of reckless endangerment, and negligent operation.

He is scheduled to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Bennington Criminal Division on June 3, according to the release.


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