Man faces charges after two-state police chase


POWNAL — A Waterford, N.Y. man faces multiple charges in two states after allegedly leading Vermont and New York state police on a lengthy chase early Wednesday morning.

Vermont State Police said they were called to assist New York State Police in locating a 2002 GMC Sierra that had fled over the state line into Bennington following an attempted motor vehicle stop shortly after midnight Wednesday.

According to Vermont State Police, they located the truck, driven by Nicholas T. Dunham, 31, on North Pownal Road. Police said Dunham then led them on a chase onto Route 346, over the state line and onto Rensselaer County Route 95.

Police said Dunham eventually exited the vehicle and fled from the vehicle and into a wooded area, where troopers were able to apprehend him.

New York State Police arrived on scene to assist and took Dunham into custody on various charges connected to their initial pursuit.

In Vermont, according to a news release, Dunham faces charges including attempting to elude, driving while criminally suspended and gross negligent operation. He was also suspected to be under the influence of alcohol while driving, and DUI charges are pending upon receipt of test results conducted in New York.

Dunham also faces two active arrest warrants in Vermont, according to police.

A court appearance date for Dunham was not available Wednesday morning.


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