DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
STATION: Rutland / Shaftsbury
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
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
MUG SHOT: Yes