ADDISON — A Cornwall man was arrested after a routine traffic stop led to the discovery of an active arrest warrant and a violation related to an ignition interlock device, Vermont State Police said.
On the afternoon of June 19, a trooper from the New Haven Barracks pulled over a vehicle on VT Route 22a in Addison for an unspecified motor vehicle violation.
The driver was identified as Michael Jerome, 26, of Cornwall.
Upon investigation, it was found that Jerome’s license was restricted to operating vehicles equipped with an ignition interlock device.
Jerome’s vehicle was not fitted with such a device, resulting in a citation and a scheduled appearance at the Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division on August 28.
Additionally, the investigation revealed that Jerome had an outstanding arrest warrant from Chittenden County for failing to appear in court for a previous violation related to an interlock device.
As a result of the warrant, Jerome was re-cited and is due to appear at the Chittenden County Superior Court, Criminal Division on June 20.
Ignition interlock devices are used to prevent drivers with histories of driving under the influence from operating a vehicle while impaired.
Violating interlock device restrictions can lead to further penalties, including fines, jail time, and additional license suspensions