St. Johnsbury man arrested after high-speed chase on Interstate 91

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ST. JOHNSBURY — A St. Johnsbury man faces multiple charges, including DUI and gross negligent operation, after a high-speed chase on Interstate 91 resulted in a crash, according to Vermont State Police.

On Tuesday, June 20, Sgt. Schippert, while on patrol southbound on Interstate 91 in Springfield, observed Aliquan Umsted, of St. Johnsbury, traveling at a speed of 107 mph in the northbound lane.

Schippert alerted Lt. Battista, who was on duty nearby as part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program.

Lt. Battista attempted to stop Umsted, who then refused to pull over, accelerating to speeds of 115 mph and operating his vehicle erratically.

The chase ended when Umsted attempted to make a high-speed U-turn in the town of Windsor, resulting in a crash.

A passenger in Umsted’s vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the accident and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Following the incident, Umsted was arrested and is facing numerous charges, including DUI related to drug use and gross negligent operation.

The Windsor County Sheriff’s Department, assisted by the Windsor and Weathersfield Police Departments as well as Vermont State Police, responded to the scene.

Umsted is expected to face these charges in court at a later date.

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