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Driver faces DUI charge in 1-car crash on Route 7

GLASTENBURY — A Schenectady, New York, woman is facing charges of DUI, negligent operation and resisting arrest after a single-car crash on Route 7, Vermont State Police said in a news release. Latasha R. Patterson, 40, was transported to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries before being released to police for processing, police said.

Police responded on Sept. 13 around 3:26 a.m. to a single-vehicle crash on Route 7 near Glastenbury Road, according to the release.

An investigation determined that Patterson's vehicle left the roadway and struck multiple trees before falling off of the overpass and onto Glastenbury Road.

Patterson's 2013 Ford Focus was totaled in the crash, police said.

Patterson was issued a citation to appear in Bennington County Superior Court on Sept. 30 to answer the charges.

Police: Man flouted stalking order

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WINHALL — Police say a Manchester man violated his court-ordered conditions of release last Friday.

On Sept. 6, Joseph Citera, 52, who police accused of aggravated stalking and other charges in August, violated a court-ordered curfew and came within 300 feet of a Winhall residence he had been ordered to avoid, according to a Vermont State Police news release.

Citera was scheduled to appear in Bennington County Superior Court on Sept. 9 to face the new charge.

Sandgate man accused of DUI-drugs

ARLINGTON — A Sandgate man has been accused by law enforcement of driving under the influence of drugs, according to a Vermont State Police, Shaftsbury Barracks news release.

On Sept. 14, police observed a vehicle operated by Sean R.L. Raphael, 30, swerving as it traveled north along Route 7A in Arlington, according to the release.

Raphael was arrested after a field sobriety test was conducted, police said.

Raphael is scheduled to appear in Bennington County Superior Court on Dec. 9 to answer the charge.


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