Police Log


Jan. 14

• At 8:55 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a report of a single vehicle accident on Route 121 in Westminster. The operator of the vehicle, Stephanie A. Howe, 38, of Stratford, Conn., told troopers she veered off the road and struck a residence causing extensive damage to both the vehicle and residence. The residence was moved approximately 8 to 12 inches off the foundation, causing extensive structural damage inside and outside. Howe performed field sobriety exercises and refused to provide a preliminary breath test. She was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and cited with DUI No. 1 refusal and gross negligent operation. She was also ticketed for driving too fast for conditions, accident resulting.

• At 9:25 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Route 30 in Jamaica for the report of motor vehicle accident. Troopers determined Patrick Scannell, and Kathleen Scannell, both of Newtown, Conn., were traveling north when a passing truck lost its three-axle trailer, striking both cars. Scannel received an injury to his right hand. He was released from the scene after having been checked by rescue personnel. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Trooper Sam Wood at 802-254-2382.

Jan. 16

• At approximately 8:50 a.m., Vermont State Police investigated a one-vehicle roll over on I-91 in Vernon. Yaymin Patel, of Providence, R.I., was traveling north in a 2010 Mercedes SUV when he lost control and slid into the median. The vehicle rolled one time and landed on the wheels. All the occupants were wearing seatbelts and neither Patel nor the three passengers were injured. He was issued a warning for traveling too fast for conditions.

• At approximately 7:30 a.m., Paige E. Farley, 24, of Manchester, Conn., was southbound on Interstate 91 in the area of mile marker 13 in Dummerston. Farley reported that she was traveling at approximately 65-70 miles per hour in the travel lane. As Farley was traveling southbound, she observed a vehicle traveling a distance in front of her apply the brakes. Farley advised that she applied the brakes and she began to lose control. Farley reported that her vehicle struck the guard rail causing damage to the guard rail and her vehicle. After striking the guard rail, the front end of her vehicle popped up and it became stuck on the top of the guard rail. While at the scene, it was determined that Farley had been consuming alcoholic beverages. Farley refused a preliminary breath test at the roadside. Farley was taken into custody and transported back to the Brattleboro Barracks for processing. Farley refused to provide an evidentiary sample of her breath at the barracks. Farley was fingerprinted, photographed, cited for DUI first offense refusal and released. The vehicle was towed from the scene by A's Auto from Guilford.

• At approximately 11:07 p.m. Vermont State Police received a report that a tractor trailer was traveling south on I-91 at mile marker 17 and that it was on fire. Vermont State Police located the Kenworth tractor trailer at exit 3 and stopped it north of exit 2. The right rear wheel of the flatbed trailer was on fire which was extinguished by State Police. Brattleboro Fire responded and assisted at the scene. The truck, driven by Terry Johnson Jr., 31, of Tallahassee, Fla., was hauling lumber which was not damaged. The truck was towed from the scene.

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