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License Plate Readers in VT – New Law Limits Storage of Data

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. The use of license plate readers in Vermont has increased over the past year. According to the Burlington Free Press, there are 61 license plate readers in use or on order by Vermont police departments. The license plater ...

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DUI Checkpoints in Addison County – Vermont State Police

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The Vermont State Police have issued a press release stating that they will be performing DUI checkpoints in Addison County. Below is a copy of the press release: STATE OF VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY VERMONT STATE ...

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Boating Under the Influence – Operation Dry Water (June 28-30)

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The Vermont State Police will be working with local police departments to look for boat operators who are under the influence.  The efforts will focus on Lake Champlain this upcoming weekend and will include checkpoints, ...

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DUI Checkpoints in Bennington County – Vermont State Police

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The Vermont State Police have issued a press release on DUI checkpoints today.  The press release states: The Vermont State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoint in Bennington County during the months of July and ...

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Law Enforcement Prepares for Changes to Vermont Marijuana Laws

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On June 6, Governor Shumlin signed a bill that will reduce the penalties for possession of less than one once of marijuana. The measures will begin to take effect in July of this year. Fox News 44/ABC News 22 has an ...

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Operation Sober Summer to Combat DUI in Vermont

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Beginning Sunday June 16, the Vermont State Police will be increasing patrols aimed at combatting DUIs in Vermont.  “Operation Sober Summer” is funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program and will run through ...

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DUI Checkpoints

VSP DUI and Safety Checkpoints 5/20 – 6/2

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From the Vermont State Police: During the period of 05/20/2013 through 06/02/2013, the Vermont State Police, assisted by the other law enforcement agencies in Caledonia and Essex Counties will be conducting sobriety and ...

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NTSB Recommends Lower BAC Limit for DUI

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On May 14, 2013 the National Transportation Safety Board made recommendations to lower the threshold for a DUI from a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 to 0.05. Read the CNN.com story

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Vermont Legislature Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

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On Monday, May 13, 2013 the Vermont House of Representatives passed the Senate’s proposed amendments to H.200 which will provide sweeping changes to the criminal penalties for Marijuana. Among the proposed changes are the ...

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Sobriety Checkpoints Results: Drinkers not Driving

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The Washington County Sheriff’s Department said deputies stopped 41 vehicles at sobriety checkpoints conducted Friday in central Vermont but found no drunken drivers. Read the story in the Times Agus

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