State Police News

On October 5, at approximately 2141 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police Berlin barracks responded to a single vehicle roll over on US Rte. 2 in E. Montpelier. Upon arrival the operator was still inside the vehicle with serious injuries. The operator was identified as Kristie Ferguson, of Plainfield. There were no other occupants in the vehicle. Ferguson was immediately transported to UVMMC for her injuries. Upon further investigation, it was suspected that Ferguson was impaired while operating the motor vehicle. Ferguson was cited to appear in Vermont Superior Court Washington Criminal Division to answer to the charge of DUI.

On October 8, at 5:12 p.m., State Police responded to Orange for the report of a single vehicle crash. Upon arriving on scene, Benjamin Watson, of Plainfield, identified himself as the operator of the vehicle and while speaking with troopers he showed signs of being under the influence of intoxicants. Watson was taken into custody and transported to the Berlin Barracks for processing. He was issued a citation to appear in Orange County Superior Court – Criminal Division on October 26, at 8 a.m., to answer to this offense.