Driver of Stolen SUV Arrested

Crime / May. 18, 2017 9:21am EDT

At 5:30 p.m. on May 12, a motorist reported that a white Chevy Equinox had almost run her off the road near Exit 9 north on I-91 in Hartland. State police determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen from Berkshire, Vt. earlier in the day.

Troopers from the Royalton barracks found and stopped the vehicle traveling north on I-89. Tpr. Chris Blais arrested the operator, James Colburn, 41, of Enosburg Falls, and transported him to the Royalton barracks.

Colburn was processed on four charges: DUI third offense, test refusal; grand larceny; operation without owner’s consent; and gross negligent operation.

He was lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield in lieu of $5,000 bail and ordered to appear in Windsor Court on May 15.

On the Rocks’

On May 14 at 9:32 pm., Tpr. Busier, of the Royalton barracks, responded to the area of Gilead Brook Road in Bethel for a report of a 2003 Dodge truck off the roadway and down an embankment. Road conditions were reported as wet.

Police said the vehicle was stuck on some rocks off the northbound lane of Route 12. No damage was observed to the vehicle. The operator, John C. McCluskey, 68, of Randolph, was not injured, but was ultimately processed for suspected DUI at the Royalton barracks. McCluskey must appear at Windsor Court on May 30.

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