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October 9, 2016

Press Release / VSP-Rutland/Shaftsbury / Vehicle Pursuit; Numerous Charges / 16C105642 / October 9, 2016

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 16C105642

TROOPER:

STATION: Rutland / Shaftsbury                  

CONTACT#: 802-773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: October 9, 2016, at approximately 1632 hours

LOCATION: VT RT 103 and VT RT 7 S

VIOLATION: Leaving the scene of an accident, gross negligent operation, eluding a police officer, assault on a law enforcement officer, DUI drugs.

 

ACCUSED: George Joseph Rodriguez

AGE: 39

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Shelburne, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On October 9th, 2016, at approximately 1632 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks received a report that an individual left the scene of a property damage motor vehicle crash in Clarendon VT.   Police located the suspect vehicle and attempted to stop it.  A motor vehicle pursuit ensued including four troopers and two municipal officers. During the pursuit, the vehicle was seen driving in a reckless manner several times. The operator was eventually stopped and taken into custody. The operator (identified as George J. Rodriguez) was processed for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, and numerous other crimes. VSP Shaftsbury, the Mt. Tabor Constable, and Manchester Police Department all assisted with this case.  

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: 10-10-16       

COURT: Vermont Superior Court Bennington Criminal Division

LODGED – LOCATION: Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility            

BAIL: $250,000

MUG SHOT: Yes