West Rutland man arrested after brief police chase

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RUTLAND — A 39-year-old man from West Rutland was cited for attempting to elude police and careless and negligent operation in Rutland on Saturday.

Police say they observed a vehicle headed on South Main Street at 76 miles-per-hour in a posted 35 miles-per-hour speed zone at around 11:25 p.m.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but say the driver did not pull over.

A brief pursuit ensued, but the vehicle was ultimately stopped.

Police identified the driver as Thomas Trepanier and took him into custody for attempting to elude police and careless and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Police say Trepanier was transported to State Police barracks where he was processed.

He was cited to appear in court at a later date and time