Springfield man arrested after alleged wrong-way driving, pursuit

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SPRINGFIELD — A local man faces multiple charges after allegedly driving the wrong way on a state highway and leading police on a brief pursuit Tuesday night.

Lester Anderson was arrested at 9:37 p.m. on June 18 following reports of a wrong-way driver on Charlestown Road, according to the Springfield Police Department.

Officers responded to the area of Charlestown Road and Clinton Street after receiving multiple 911 calls around 9:20 p.m. Police spotted a vehicle traveling west on Clinton Street with only daytime running lights activated.

When officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle allegedly failed to pull over, resulting in a short pursuit.

The chase ended when the vehicle was stopped on South Street near the Maples.

Anderson is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, operating with a criminally suspended license, eluding police officers and violating conditions of release.

He was processed at the Bellows Falls Police Department and issued a citation to appear in Windsor County Superior Court on July 9 at 8 a.m. Anderson was then transported to Southern State Correctional Facility.

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