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January 26, 2017

VSP Press Release: DUI, ATE and C+N on January 25, 2017 in Thetford, Vermont.

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 17A400462

TROOPER: Lewis                                                      

STATION: VSP – St. Johnsbury                    

CONTACT#: (802) 222-4680

DATE/TIME: 1-25-17/ 2111 hours

LOCATION: VT Route 113, Thetford, Vermont

ACCUSED: Justin Rich

AGE: 31

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Thetford, Vermont 

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On the evening of 1-25-17 State Police received a call about a domestic disturbance taking place at a residence in Thetford, Vermont. While Troopers were en route information was relayed to them advising that Justin Rich was highly intoxicated and left the residence in a vehicle and was reported to have a handgun on his person. Troopers located the vehicle on Vermont Route 113 in the town of Thetford. Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle and the vehicle fled. After a short pursuit the vehicle crashed on River Road in Lyme, New Hampshire. Rich was detained by VSP and transferred into the custody of New Hampshire State Police. A handgun was recovered from Rich, Rich is being charged with DUI, Attempting to Elude and Careless and Negligent Operation in Vermont. The investigation is still ongoing and there may be further charges filed against Rich.

COURT: Orange

COURT DATE: TBA

 

 

Trooper Sean Brennan

VSP Bradford

1594 Waits River Road

Bradford, VT 05033

802-222-4680