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Multitown pursuit starts at border, ends in Burlington

Published: Sep. 19, 2020 at 9:28 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2020 at 6:04 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A man who led police on a chase from the Canadian border all the way to Battery Park in Burlington is expected in court Monday.

Police say it all happened Saturday morning. Michael Wyler, 34, of Georgia, escaped Customs and Border Protection custody in Highgate.

Wyler mug shot
Wyler mug shot(WCAX)

We’re told it began on Route 7 in St. Albans.

During the chase, Vermont State Police got help from St. Albans, Milton, Colchester, Winooski, South Burlington and Burlington police, plus the Chittenden County Sheriff’s Department.

Police say Wyler tried smashing into other cruisers and almost hit someone putting down spike strips.

Wyler’s list of federal and state charges include attempting to elude, gross negligent operation and aggravated assault.

He’s being held at Northwest State Correctional Facility for lack of $50,000 bail.

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