Man arrested in Lyndon after fleeing police

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LYNDON — A 34-year-old man was arrested following an incident in Lyndon yesterday.

Authorities say they were notified by the St. Johnsbury Police Department to “be on the lookout” for a vehicle fleeing St. Johnsbury last seen traveling toward Lyndon.

Police say the suspect, Trevor Gaouette, of Lyndon, had fled from an individual’s home in St. Johnsbury after allegedly vandalizing and destroying property that did not belong to him.

Troopers were advised Gaouette was last seen operating a large red truck with a black “dump truck bed.”

Troopers began patrolling the greater St. Johnsbury and Lyndon area in search of Gaouette.

At around 9:20 p.m., police say they located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect truck traveling east on Hill Street toward the intersection of Lily Pond Road.

Troopers followed behind the vehicle as it turned north on Lily Pond Road and initiated a traffic stop.

Police say they attempted to gain control of Gaouette’s hands and detain him for safety purposes, but he resisted and attempted to flee.

A brief physical struggle ensued on the road before troopers gained control of Gaouette and took him into custody.

He was transported to the Vermont State Police St. Johnsbury barracks on charges of DUI – Criminal Refusal, resisting arrest, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, violation of conditions of release.

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