Bennington man arrested for eluding police, resisting arrest

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SHAFTSBURY — A 31-year-old man from Bennington was arrested on multiple charges following an incident in Shaftsbury yesterday.

Authorities say they were notified of a vehicle operating erratically on Vermont Route 7A at around 3:25 p.m.

Police say they located the vehicle of interest traveling north on Vermont Route 7A.

The vehicle of interest committed several lane violations and troopers attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle.

Troopers activated emergency blue lights to initiate a traffic stop, but the vehicle failed to stop and continued north at a high rate of speed.

Police say they stopped their attempt to initiate a traffic stop and the vehicle continued north.

Shortly after, troopers were notified that the same vehicle of interest had driven to a property in Arlington and then took off from the property.

Following an investigation, police allege that the driver was identified as Donald Hurley.

Shortly after, troopers located a man walking through people’s property on Old Mill Road, attempting to steal things.

While being placed into custody, police allege that Hurley resisted, but troopers were able to take him into custody.

He was arrested for the offenses of grossly negligent operation, eluding a police officer while operating in a grossly negligent manner, criminal DLS, resisting arrest, and arrest on a warrant.

He was transported to the Shaftsbury barracks for processing.

At the conclusion of processing, he was transported to Marble Valley Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail and conditions of release to answer the charges at a later date and time.

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