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November 8, 2018

Westminster barracks - Saturation Patrol

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

SATURATION PATROL

 

During the early evening hours of November 7, 2018, Troopers from the Westminster Barracks conducted a saturation patrol in Windham and Windsor counties, concentrating their efforts on vehicles being operated on Interstate 91 (I-91).     The focus of the patrol was to identify and deter aggressing driving and impaired operation while enforcing motor vehicle laws, while promoting safe driving on Vermont roadways.

 

During the patrol, Troopers initiated 14 traffic stops,  while issuing several traffic tickets written warnings for various motor vehicle violations.   One vehicle was searched for contraband while one individual was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant which had been issue out the Bennington Court.

 

The State Police would like to remind all motorists to consider utilizing a designated driver or seek alternative transportation when planning to consume alcohol or drugs and to give yourselves extra commuting time during high volume traffic hours.