March 5, 2015

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Accidents

On Feb. 14, from approximately 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Vermont State Police at the Williston barracks responded to numerous car accidents on Interstate 89 in Milton, Colchester, Williston, Richmond and Bolton. There was a 14-car accident at mile marker 102 on I-89 southbound in Milton that occurred while the police were assisting a tow truck removing a car that slid into the median. There were no injuries, according to police, who noted that the roads were incredibly slippery due to black ice. As vehicles started slowing down for the emergency lights and flares, they began to spin out of control, police said. Several other accidents occurred on the Interstate, all due to black ice and vehicles traveling too fast for the road conditions, according to police. Vermont State Police stress the importance of slowing down even when the roads appear to be clear, changing lanes when approaching emergency vehicles and always wearing your seatbelt.

Multiple charges

Shauna Francis, 24, of Burlington was cited on charges including driving with a suspended license and violation of conditions of release on Jan. 14, according to police reports. She was lodged at Chittenden County Correctional Facility on two warrants, one for felony possession of stolen property and the other for driving with a suspended license.

On Feb. 18, officers from the Williston Police Department and the Richmond Police Department, along with troopers from the Vermont State Police Williston barracks, responded to the exit 12 area of Interstate 89 for a report of a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction in the northbound lanes. The vehicle was located turning into the northbound rest area by the Williston Police Department shortly thereafter. The driver, Christian Tsoutsouris, 34, of Georgetown, Mass., was subsequently taken into custody and cited on charges of driving while under the influence and careless and negligent driving, according to police reports. He was lodged at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility for lack of $750 bail, and was cited to appear in court.

Driving under the influence

Whitney J. Dubie, 26, of Hinesburg was cited on a charge of driving under the influence on Jan. 16, according to police reports. Her blood alcohol concentration was .106, the report notes. The legal limit for driving in Vermont is .08. She was also issued a speeding ticket for driving 70 mph in a 35 mph zone, according to the report. She was cited to appear in court.

Theft

Chrystal A. Chagnon, 31, of Shelburne was cited on charges of retail theft and false pretenses after allegedly stealing more than $118 worth of merchandise from Toys R Us on Jan. 18 and then bringing the items to the store’s service desk for a refund, according to police reports. No other information was released.

Embezzlement

Alexander J. Garrison, 43, of Winooski was cited on charges of embezzlement and fraudulent use of a credit card after allegedly “knowingly” using a company credit card without permission to purchase $250 worth of merchandise from Bouchard Pierce Appliance on Jan. 26, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court.

Eluding an officer

Briana M. Blow, 21, of Williston was cited on a charge of attempting to elude a police officer on Jan. 26, according to police reports. She was cited to appear in court.

Driving with suspended license

Erin M. Townsend, 36, of Winooski was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license-second offense on Jan. 7, according to police reports. Townsend was cited to appear in court.

Raymond A. Lavigne, 40, of Milton was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license on Jan. 10, according to police reports. Lavigne was cited to appear in court.

Beth L. Johnson, 38, of Winooski was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license on Jan. 10, according to police reports. She was cited to appear in court.

Eric E. St. Cyr, 30, of Hinesburg was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license-criminal on Jan. 11, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court.

Marisha C. Lemoine, 22, of Shelburne was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license on Jan. 13, according to police reports. She was cited to appear in court.

Buffy Huntington, 40, of Bolton was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license on Jan. 29, according to police reports. She was also cited for violating conditions of release. She was cited to appear in court.

Sabrina A. Germaine, 31, of Williston was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license-criminal on Jan. 29, according to police reports. She was cited to appear in court.

Shawn P. Francis, 23, of Essex Jct. was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license on Jan. 30, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court.

Patrick French, 33, of Burlington was arrested on Jan. 30 on a warrant for failure to appear for his driving with a suspended license case, according to police reports. He was cited on a new charge of driving with a suspended license on Feb. 17, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court.

Miranda K. Sweeney, 35, of Burlington was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license-license expired on Feb. 2, according to police reports. She was cited to appear in court.

Police notes are written based on information provided by the Williston Police Department and the Vermont State Police. Please note that all parties are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.