RUTLAND –– A 40-year-old Rutland man, Alan C. Frasier Jr, was arrested after a high-speed chase on Interstate 91 Northbound on August 19, facing charges including operating a stolen vehicle, attempting to elude, excessive speed, gross negligent operation, and DUI Drug.
Sheriff Ryan Palmer and Deputy Hunter Buchanan of Windsor County Sheriff’s Department were patrolling as part of the Governors Highway Safety Labor Day DUI Campaign when they were requested to assist Woodstock Police Department in apprehending a stolen vehicle.
The vehicle was believed to be traveling to Woodstock.
At approximately 11:12 p.m., Sheriff Palmer spotted the vehicle on Route 4 and attempted a traffic stop. Frasier allegedly tried to evade, leading to a chase onto Interstates 89 and 91, driving erratically and disregarding officers’ commands to stop.
St. Johnsbury Police Department successfully deployed tire deflation devices at mile marker 128, bringing the chase to an end at mile marker 132.
Frasier reportedly drove for some time on the rim after the vehicle’s passenger side tires were deflated and the front tire disintegrated.
After being taken into custody, Frasier was taken to St. Johnsbury Police Department, where he was screened by Drug Recognition Expert, Officer Robert Gerrish of the Lyndonville Police Department.
He was subsequently charged with DUI Drug among other offenses.
Frasier is scheduled to appear in Windsor and Rutland County Superior Court on August 21 at 12:30 p.m.
He is being held on $5,000 and $1,000 cash or surety bail at the North East Correctional Complex.
The Windsor County Sheriff’s Department extended their gratitude to both St. Johnsbury and Lyndonville Police Departments for their assistance in the case.