Man arrested after chase through Colchester ends in fiery wreck in Essex

Published: Sep. 19, 2023 at 3:20 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2023 at 5:27 PM EDT
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ESSEX, Vt. (WCAX) - A Richmond man is behind bars after a 10-mile police chase through Colchester that ended in a fiery wreck in Essex.

Colchester police say just before 1 a.m. Tuesday, they spotted a red Subaru on Windemere Way at the intersection of Colchester Point Road.

When officers approached the car, they say the driver took off down Lakeshore Drive, turning onto Blakely Road and Severance Road.

They say speeds reached as high as 75 mph. They say the car lost a tire but kept going onto Susie Wilson Road in Essex, where it hit a curb and stopped. But officers say the driver wouldn’t get out.

Police say the car then caught fire and they tried to pull out the driver, Adam Tatro, 33. But they say he resisted, so an officer tased him and then police removed him from the car.

Investigators say the car was reported stolen from Burlington on Sunday and is a total loss.

Tatro faces charges including gross negligent operation, eluding police and aggravated operation of a vehicle without the owner’s consent.