NEWPORT — In separate incidents, the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department has reported the arrests of two men for driving with criminally suspended licenses and violating release conditions.
In Coventry, James Millett Jr., a 65-year-old Brownington man, was arrested on January 5 after being spotted by Deputy Gonyaw operating a vehicle on Airport Road.
Millett, who had a suspended license, was found to be in breach of two active court-ordered conditions of release and was driving without the required ignition interlock device.
He was taken into custody and is scheduled to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Orleans Criminal Division, on Feb. 13 at 8:30 a.m. to respond to the misdemeanor charges.
In a separate incident in Barton, Deputy Kulakowski arrested Raymond Fortin Sr, a 63-year-old resident of Orleans, following a traffic stop on December 27, 2023.
Fortin was pulled over on Duck Pond Road in a Red Toyota Tacoma due to an expired Vermont temporary registration.
Further investigation revealed that he was also operating the vehicle without the required interlock device and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (drugs) and driving with a criminally suspended license.