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November 15, 2016

PRESS RELEASE / VERMONT STATE POLICE WESTMINSTER BARRACKS / UPCOMING SOBRIETY & SAFETY ENFORCEMENT / 2016 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY WEEK

                     STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

   Sobriety & Safety Enforcement

 

 

 

TROOPER: Sgt. Mark Perkins         STATION:  Westminster                 CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 2016 Thanksgiving Holiday Week

 

LOCATION (specific): Various locations within Windham and Windsor Counties

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: Vermont State Police, Westminster Barracks in conjunction with local and county law enforcement will be conducting Sobriety & Safety Enforcement during the upcoming 2016 Thanksgiving Holiday Week. As of November 8th, 2016, Vermont statewide has experienced 57 fatalities from crashes. The scheduled enforcement is an opportunity to use high visibility enforcement to turn the tide, across the state, in the number of traffic fatalities/crashes. Using state and local data, engaging task forces, and working with other agencies, we can have an impact in Vermont. Recent crash data can be found at http://ghsp.vermont.gov . In addition to checkpoint(s), Troopers will be aggressively patrolling and enforcing motor vehicle laws with specific regard to impaired, distracted/aggressive driving, speeding, and seatbelt usage in high crash areas.

 

 

 

 

 

Sergeant Mark A. Perkins 

Patrol Commander

Vermont State Police  Troop D

1330 Westminster Heights Road

Westminster, VT 05346

(802)722-4600  / (802)722-4691 fax

mark.perkins@vermont.gov

 

 

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