STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
TROOPER: Charles Gardner
CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101
DATE/TIME: February 25, 2017 at approximately 2337 hours
LOCATION: Spring Hill Road, Killington
1.) Driving under the influence #3 (Title 23 VSA 1201)
2.) Operation after suspension of license (Title 23 VSA 674)
3.) Eluding law enforcement (Title 23 VSA 1133)
4.) Resisting arrest (Title 13 VSA 3017)
ACCUSED: Matthew J. Gallagher
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Killington, VT
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On Saturday, February 25, 2017 at approximately 2337 hours, troopers from the Vermont State Police –Rutland barracks attempted to stop the vehicle on Spring Hill Road in Killington for several traffic violations. The operator, later identified as Matthew J. Gallagher, drove into his driveway, but fled the vehicle on foot, despite troopers utilizing the cruiser’s blue emergency lights and ordering the operator to stop. After a brief foot pursuit, the operator was taken into custody before he entered his residence. The operator physically struggled with troopers while he was being handcuffed, thereby resisting arrest.
Gallagher showed signs of alcohol impairment and was found to have a criminally suspended driver’s license. Gallagher refused to provide a preliminary breath sample and was transported to the Vermont State Police Barracks in Rutland Town. He was processed for DUI, among the other charges, and later lodged at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility. He is due to be arraigned at Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 1230 hours.
LODGED: Yes, Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility
BAIL: $20,000 cash or surety
MUG SHOT: Yes
COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division
COURT DATE/TIME: February 27, 2017 at 1230 hours
*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.