Vermont State Police encounter pregnant woman injecting heroin at Springfield Park and Ride

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. - Vermont State Police say a woman, who is several months pregnant, was found to be injecting heroin at the Springfield Park and Ride Monday night.

State Police noted the incident in a media release for a saturation patrol conducted throughout Windham County.

In an email, Vermont State Police Sgt. Ryan Wood told Local 22 & Local 44 News the pregnant woman was offered treatment, and it was denied by the woman, who was screened for DUI and admitted usage.

Wood added no criminal charges were filed, and in such instances, a report is filed with the Department for Children and Families.

Troopers say the purpose of the saturation patrol was to focus on speed enforcement, distracted driving and the detection and apprehension of alcohol/drug impaired operators.

During the detail, Troopers conducted eight stops, issuing five tickets and seven warnings.

Troopers also engaged in a motor vehicle pursuit, resulting in the operator being stopped and arrested on I-91 in Springfield.

Vermont State Police would like to remind all motorists to avoid operating under the influence of alcohol/drugs and to always utilize a sober driver.

Police note several designated drivers were encountered throughout the evening.

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