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March 7, 2017

Press Release/Vermont State Police-Shaftsbury/Case # 17B300259/Eluding A Police Officer/January 22, 2017/Pownal

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STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#:  17B300259

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Trooper/Benjamin Barton                              

STATION:   Shaftsbury                    

CONTACT#:  (802) 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME:  01/22/17-1438 Hours

LOCATION: (street, exit, or mile marker and town)  Schanker Road, Pownal, VT

VIOLATION:  Title 23 VSA 1133-Eluding a Police Officer

 

ACCUSED:  Nathan P. Rowe                                             

AGE:  39

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Pownal, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 01/22/17 at approximately 1410 hours the Vermont State Police in Shaftsbury were notified that Nathan P. Rowe was operating an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on South Stream Road in Pownal.  It was reported Rowe may be consuming alcohol, operating without a helmet and had a female passenger with him.  The ATV was reported to be dark in color.   On 01/22/17 at approximately 1438 hours a trooper located a dark in color ATV with a male and female on it without helmets on, a short distance from South Stream Road, on Schanker Road.  The ATV was traveling toward the trooper.  The trooper pulled to the side of the road and stopped as the ATV approached.  Once the ATV stopped alongside the cruiser, Rowe was signaled to stop via hand signal.  Rowe drove off.  The trooper turned around however the ATV was no longer visible.   Per policy, the ATV was not pursued.  The area was canvassed however Rowe was not located.

 

On 03/04/17 Rowe was located and issued a citation to appear at the Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, Bennington Unit, on 04/17/17 to answer to the above charge.

 

COURT ACTION:  Yes

COURT DATE:   04/17/17         

COURT:  Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, Bennington Unit

MUG SHOT:  Scheduled to provide fingerprints and photographs at a later date

 

 

*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.

 

 

Trooper Benjamin Barton

Vermont State Police – Shaftsbury Barracks

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

Work: 802-442-5421

Fax: 802-442-3263

Email: Benjamin.Barton@vermont.gov