Man arrested for DUI, attempting to elude police in Barnet

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BARNET — A 49-year-old man from Connecticut was arrested for gross negligent operation, attempting to elude, and DUI in Barnet yesterday.

Police say they observed a vehicle committing multiple vehicle violations and failing to maintain its lane, almost colliding with other motorists when they were patrolling Interstate 91 at around 5:45 p.m.

Police initiated a traffic stop, however, the vehicle failed to stop.

A pursuit was initiated and police say they were able to stop the vehicle a short time later.

Police took the driver, identified as Michael Ellis, of Mansfield, CT, into custody and transported him to the St. Johnsbury barracks.

He was lodged at NERCF on lack of bail and is set to appear in court on January 23 to answer to the charges.