VSP Press Release-Incident
STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
TROOPER: Anthony Frissora
STATION: VSP Westminster
DATE/TIME: January 2, 2016 at approximately 11:54 PM
LOCATION: Interstate 91 near mile marker 24
VIOLATION: Attempting to elude, Driving under the influence, Excessive speed and Gross negligent operation
ACCUSED: Elvin Gonzalez
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hartford, Connecticut
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On January 2, 2016, at approximately 11:37 PM, the Vermont State Police were notified that a silver 2007 Mitsubishi Galant was involved in a pursuit in Massachusetts, traveling north on Interstate 91, into Vermont. It was reported that operator, Elvin Gonzalez assaulted a Massachusetts Trooper while being stopped on interstate 91 in Massachusetts.
Vermont Troopers observed a vehicle matching the description traveling north on Interstate 91, near mile marker 24. Troopers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, but a pursuit ensued. The vehicle continued to travel north until mile marker 35, where Troopers deployed Stinger Spikes, disabling 3 of the vehicles tires. The vehicle continued north until mile marker 39, where Gonzalez drove off of the roadway into the median, fleeing on foot.
Gonzalez fled from his vehicle, across the south bound lane of Interstate 91 and into the woods. Springfield Police Department assisted in tracking Gonzalez using a K9 and was quickly located.
Gonzalez was arrested and transported to the Westminster State Police Barracks for processing. The Honorable Judge Katherine Hayes was contacted for conditions of release, ordering Gonzalez to appear in Windham County Court, Criminal Division on January 3, 2016, at 12:30PM for the charges mentioned above. Gonzalez was ordered to be held at Southern State Correctional Facility in lieu of 50,000 cash surety bail.
COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE: 1/3/17
COURT: Windham County Court, Criminal Division
LODGED - LOCATION: Southern State Correctional Facility
Trooper Anthony Frissora
Vermont State Police