EAST MONTPELIER — A 25-year-old Marshfield man was arrested after eluding police during a traffic stop.
Police say they attempted to stop a vehicle for a motor vehicle violation on US Route 2 in Barre Town on October 3.
Police initiated a 1.5-mile pursuit on Muddy Brook Road before being terminated due to safety concerns.
The vehicle was seen passing unsafely and traveling in excess of 70 miles-per-hour in posted 35 miles-per-hour zones, police say.
The vehicle was spotted by police again on US Route 2 just 15 minutes after terminating the pursuit.
The driver, identified as Andrew Pallas, was arrested.
Police say that Pallas fled because he did not possess a driving license.
“Pallas admitted that his actions that morning caused serious risk of harm to himself, passenger and to the public,” a statement issued by Trooper Isaac Merriam reads.