Rutland man charged after high-speed chase in stolen car

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NEW HAVEN — A 32-year-old Rutland man is facing multiple charges following a police chase that started in New Haven yesterday.

The incident took place on US Route 7 at around 10:20 a.m.

Police say they encountered a vehicle traveling at 82 miles-per-hour speed in a posted 50 miles-per-hour area of the highway.

They attempted to initiate a traffic stop but the vehicle failed to yield and accelerated at a high rate of speed.

Shortly thereafter the vehicle encountered a tractor-trailer unit and was unable to safely pass.

The driver went off the highway, coming to rest down a steep embankment, before fleeing the scene through a densely wooded area.

He was located about an hour later and identified as Justin Gaboriault.

Gaboriault was transported to the New Haven barracks for processing.

The Rutland City Police Department says that Gaboriault took the vehicle without consent of its owner.

Gaboriault is facing the multiple charges which includes operating under the influence of alcohol or other substance, operating after suspension or revocation of license, negligent operation, attempting to elude a police officer, excessive speed, penalty for receiving stolen property, and also other pending charges from rutland city police department.

He was issued a criminal citation to appear in court to answer all the charges.