Police: Drunk driver arrested for attempting to elude in Wallingford

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WALLINGFORD — A 22-year-old man was arrested following an incident in Wallingford on Saturday.

Police say they observed a vehicle operating at a high rate of speed and attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop at around 11:30 p.m.

Instead of stopping the vehicle accelerated and drove in a grossly negligent manner while failing to stop.

A short time later police say they were notified that the vehicle had crashed into the woods not far from where the vehicle had fled from the traffic stop.

The driver was identified as Chad Young, of Wallingford.

While speaking with Young, police say signs of impairment were observed.

He refused Standardized Field Sobriety Tests roadside and was taken into custody for driving under the influence.

Young was transported to the Rutland State Police barracks for processing and released on a citation to appear in court to answer for the charge of DUI refusal, eluding a police officer, and grossly negligent operation.

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