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December 16, 2019

New Haven Barracks/ DUI #1/ Pursuit

VSP News Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 19B503550
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Sean Hauter                            
STATION: New Haven                    
CONTACT#: (802)388-4919

DATE/TIME: 12/15/19, 2140 hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: US Route 7, New Haven
VIOLATION: DUI #1

ACCUSED: Justin C. Villa                                            
AGE: 25
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brooklyn, NY

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 12/15/19 at approximately 2140 hours, Troopers were dispatched to assist the Middlebury Police Department with a vehicle attempting to elude them on Exchange Street in the Town of Middlebury. The vehicle had previously struck two police cruisers. Troopers attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop of the vehicle, which subsequently led Troopers on a brief low speed pursuit. The vehicle eventually came to a stop on US Route 7 in the Town of New Haven.

At the conclusion of the pursuit, the operator was identified as Justin C. Villa (25) of Brooklyn, NY. While speaking with Villa, Troopers detected indicators of impairment. Villa was subsequently screened and placed under arrest for DUI.

Villa was transported to the Middlebury Police Department for processing, where he was issued a citation to appear in Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division on 01/06/20 at 1230 hours to answer to the charge of DUI #1. Villa also received a citation from the Middlebury Police Department for additional criminal charges, any questions regarding those criminal charges should be directed to the Middlebury Police Department.

COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE/TIME: 01/06/20, 1230 hours            
COURT: Addison
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A    
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: NOT AVAILABLE




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