Wheelock man arrested following hit-and-run crash in Barnet

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BARNET — A 27-year-old man from Wheelock is facing charges following a crash that took place in Barnet.

On April 21, authorities say they were notified of a crash on US Route 5 at around 7:30 p.m.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene on foot after striking a utility pole and totaling the vehicle.

Troopers allege Jamie Cates was the driver.

Police say Cates had been driving with a suspended license and had violated his conditions of release stating he was not to drive a motor vehicle.

Cates was located yesterday at around 7:30 p.m and cited to appear in court for the charges of leaving the scene of an accident, DLS, violation of conditions.

Cates was found to have an active warrant and was transported to Northeastern Correctional Facility in St. Johnsbury.

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