Williamstown man arrested on multiple charges after single-vehicle crash

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JERICHO — A 33-year-old Williamstown man was arrested on multiple charges following a rollover crash with injuries in Jericho early this morning.

Police responded to a single-vehicle crash which took place on Browns Trace Road at around 2:48 a.m.

Authorities say they identified the driver of the vehicle as Genesis Francis.

Police say the sole passenger identified himself verbally with a name and date of birth that did not match any records out of the state of Vermont.

Both were transported to the hospital for medical evaluations.

While speaking with the involved parties at the hospital, police say they found that the male passenger was actually Michael Francis, of Williamstown.

Police say both had lied about his identity, as well as deflecting the investigation.

Police also found that Michael Francis had an outstanding arrest warrant for failing to appear in court on a prior larceny charge.

After being medically cleared, police arrested Michael, and say he pulled away from a trooper attempting to handcuff him.

Police say once in handcuffs, he resisted the efforts of police and hospital security staff who were escorting him to a cruiser for transport to corrections.

Genesis Francis was cited to appear in court on February 11 to answer to the charge of false Information.

Michael Francis was held at corrections on his outstanding warrant and was also cited to appear on the charges of false information, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.

Police say additional charges are likely, pending further investigation.