Alleged joyrider, 15, arrested in St. Johnsbury

A teen spotted driving erratically downtown in St. Johnsbury was later arrested in East St. Johnsbury on Sunday.
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 6:32 AM EDT
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ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - Police say a teen spotted driving erratically in downtown St. Johnsbury Sunday was later arrested on multiple charges, including drunk driving.

St. Johnsbury Police say over the weekend, they saw a car violating numerous laws on Railroad Street and tried to stop it. Despite police lights and sirens, officers say the driver kept going and they had to stop chasing the car out of fear for public safety.

The car was eventually stopped in East St. Johnsbury on US 2.

Police say the 15-year-old behind the wheel was arrested on violations including DUI, attempting to elude while operating in a grossly negligent manner and leaving the scene of an accident. The teen was later released to an adult and cited into Caledonia Family Court.

The juvenile was also issued several civil violations with fines of nearly $3,000.

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