Driver who eluded police in New Haven turns himself in

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NEW HAVEN — A 24-year-old Burlington man was arrested for eluding a police officer, grossly negligent operation, excessive speed, and recklessly endangerment following an incident that took place earlier this month.

Police say on September 8 they observed a vehicle headed south on US Route 7 in New Haven at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle was clocked by police at 92 miles-per-hour in a posted 50 mile-per-hour zone.

A traffic stop was initiated and the vehicle subsequently led police on a pursuit reaching speeds of over 100 miles-per-hour.

Police discontinued the pursuit due to the high rate of speed prior to entering a residential zone.

The driver was identified as Cody L. Paquette, whose license was criminally suspended.

He had two passengers in the vehicle and operated in a grossly negligent manner, police say.

Paquette came to the New Haven Barracks, where he was placed under arrest and processed on Saturday.

Paquette was issued a citation to appear in court on November 25.

He was also issued several traffic tickets for violations he committed during the pursuit, with waiver penalties totaling $4,619 and a total of 42 points.