A Vermont man is due in court Monday afternoon after leading St Albans police on a chase with one of their own cruisers.
Police say it all started when they tried to stop Rodger Patenaude as he was walking down North Elm Street Sunday night.
"Officers were attempting to arrest a subject wanted on a warrant, he is well known to the officers. There was a foot pursuit and he was just ahead of the officer and he managed to jump into the cruiser. As the officer jumped over the snow bank to try to stop him, he actually struck the officer with the car, as he fled away," said St. Albans Police Chief Gary Taylor.
The officer was not badly hurt. Other officers gave chase, but it didn't last long. Police say Patenaude crashed the stolen cruiser into a telephone pole on Route 104. He's expected to face multiple charges Monday.