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August 15, 2016

Tractor Trailer Stuck in Smuggler's Notch



INCIDENT: Tractor Trailer Stuck in Smuggler’s Notch




Trooper: Trooper Wagner, Trooper Anderson        


Station: Williston        Contact# (802)878-7111


Date/Time: 8/15/16 1530 Hours


Location: Smuggler’s Notch


Accused: Alexander Gendreau                                Age: 33



Address: Massachusetts


            On August 15, 2016 at approximately 1530 hours Vermont State Police out of the Williston Barracks received a call of a tractor trailer stuck in Smuggler’s Notch on Rte. 108 in Cambridge.  State Troopers responded to the area and found Alexander Gendreau from Massachusetts was attempting to reverse his tractor trailer out of the tight s-curves at the top of The Notch.  Traffic was blocked on both sides of The Notch for over an hour while Gendreau reversed his 53’ trailer down Rte. 108 to an area where he could turn around. 

            The investigation revealed Gendreau passed three signs advising tractor trailers were prohibited from using Rte. 108 and an electronic message sign positioned at the gate near where Gendreau eventually turned around that also stated “No Tractor Trailers”.  Gendreau was issued a fine of $ 2000.00 for using Rte. 108 and impeding the flow traffic through The Notch.  He was also inspected by DMV enforcement.  Gendreau has 20 days to respond to the traffic ticket issued.    




Sgt. Paul Ravelin

Vermont State Police

2777 St. George Rd.

Williston, VT.  05495