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August 4, 2016

Press Release / Trooper Maurice / Case #16A303252 / Cruiser Crash / Waterbury, Vermont

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16A303252

TROOPER:  Trooper Maurice                                                      

STATION:  Middlesex Barracks                   

CONTACT#: 802-229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: August 4, 2016 at approximately 0235 hours

LOCATION: Southbound Exit 10 in Waterbury, VT

VIOLATION:  Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement

 

ACCUSED:  Rudy Mattson                                                                                            

AGE: 47

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Randolph, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:  On August 4, 2016 at approximately 0235 hours, the Vermont

State Police assisted the University of Vermont Police Department with a pursuit

of a fleeing vehicle.  The fleeing suspect vehicle was traveling southbound I-89

at Exit 10 in the town of Waterbury when a Trooper deployed spike strips in a

effort to stop the vehicle.  The fleeing vehicle, operated by Rudy Mattson, age

47 of Randolph, struck the Trooper's cruiser, causing moderate rear end damage.

The Trooper was uninjured and Mattson was subsequently taken into custody and

transported by ambulance for treatment of his injuries. 

 

The case is still under investigation by the University of Vermont Police

Department and further press inquiries should be directed to that agency. 

 

 

Sergeant Jerry Partin

Patrol Commander

Vermont State Police - Middlesex

1080 US RT 2

Middlesex, VT 05602

Phone:  802-229-9191

Fax:  802-229-2648

Jerry.Partin@vermont.gov