STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
STATION: VSP - New Haven
DATE/TIME: 04.07.2016 at approximately 23:41 hours
LOCATION: VT RT 23, Weybridge
VIOLATION: DUI - Drugs, Attempting to Elude, Gross Careless and Negligent
Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
OPERATOR: Michael J. LaFountain
SEAT BELT? N
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Weybridge, VT
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 1998 Volvo S70
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Totaled
ROAD COND: Wet
SUMMARY OF Incident:
On 04.07.2016 at approximately 23:40 hours, Middlebury Police Department
attempted to stop Michael J. LaFountain after an officer recognized him
operating a vehicle in Middlebury. LaFountain failed to stop and continued out
VT RT 23 toward the Town of Weybridge.
As Lafountain continued out of Middlebury, Vermont State Police initiated a
pursuit with LaFountain. Due to LaFountain's operation it was suspected that he
was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Speeds during the pursuit reach in
excess of 100 MPH. At one point, LaFountain attempted to navigate a corner and
his vehicle spun out. As State Police Cruisers closed in, LaFountain reversed
his vehicle, running over a Yield Sign and continued west on VT RT 23.
LaFountain continued to drive at a high rate of speed, and eventually lost
control of his vehicle which crossed both lanes of travel and crashed into a
tree. LaFountain was taken into custody with out incident.
LaFountain was transported back to the New Haven State Police Barracks and
processed for DUI, Attempting to Elude, Gross Careless and Negligent Operation. Further charges could be forthcoming.
Incidentally the State Police in New Haven were looking to locate LaFountain
for another incident that took place on April 5, 2016. During this incident
Lafountain was pulled over for a motor vehicle infraction. Lafountain provided
a false name and was also arrested for DUI-Drugs. LaFountain was charged with
False Information to a Police Officer and DUI - Drugs.
LaFountain was transported to the Chittenden County Correctional Center for lack
of $5,000 bail.
COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: 04.08.2016
LODGED - LOCATION: Chittenden County Correctional Center
MUG SHOT: Y