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October 1, 2016

Ferrisburgh Vermont Pursuit

VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 16C203231
TROOPER: Szarejko                              
STATION:  VSP New Haven                    
CONTACT#: 802 388 4919

DATE/TIME: 9-30-2016
LOCATION: US Route 7, Ferrisburgh Vermont.
VIOLATION: DUI #2, Attempting to Elude a Police Officer, Grossly Careless and Negligent Operation, Excessive Speed, Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Mischief.

ACCUSED: Christopher M. Thompson                                           
AGE: 33
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Vergennes Vermont.

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On September 30, 2016 at approximately 22:15 hours Vermont State Police received a complaint of a vehicle traveling southbound on US Route 7 in the Town of Ferrisburgh operating in an erratic manner.  Vermont State Police observed the vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle in question quickly accelerated to an excessive rate of speed on US Route 7 in the Town of Ferrisburgh.  With the assistance from both the Bristol Police Department and Vergennes Police Department the vehicles tires were deflated with Spike Strips.  The pursuit lasted several minutes after the tires were deflated at which point the operator later identified as Christopher Thompson (DOB: 2-13-1983) of Vergennes exited his vehicle and took leg bail.  A brief foot pursuit ensued, after a brief altercation Thompson was subsequently subdued and placed into custody.  Thompson was transported to the New Haven State Police Barracks for processing, he was later released on a citation to appear in Addison County District Court on October 3, 2016 at 12:30 PM to answer the charges.


COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE: 10-3-2016            
COURT: Addison
LODGED - LOCATION:  No    
BAIL: NO Bail.
MUG SHOT: INCLUDE IMAGE or INDICATE NOT AVAIABLE
PBT: Not Conducted.


*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of
the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.



Trooper Joseph Szarejko
Vermont State Police
Troop "C" New Haven Barracks
Phone # (802) 388-4919
FAX # (802) 453 7918