Suspect Arrested Following NH/VT Pursuit


Submitted 2 years ago
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Phyllis Muzeroll

Suspected of Carjacking

  WEATHERSFIELD, VT--On April 10, at approximately 3:43 a.m., Vermont State Police (VSP) was contacted by the Claremont Police Department regarding a pursuit that they were involved in. The Claremont Police Department was pursuing the vehicle because the operator was suspected of a carjacking with a knife. The Claremont Police Department ended the pursuit at the Vermont/ New Hampshire border.Vermont State Police located the vehicle on Route 12, in the Town of Weathersfield.

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The vehicle, allegedly being operated by Wayne Keough, 39, of Windsor, VT, refused to stop and troopers initiated a pursuit. The vehicle traveled down Interstate 91 south, at speeds reaching 120 miles per hour, said law enforcement. The vehicle traveled off of Interstate 91, and continued into the Town of Springfield, VT. The vehicle crashed in the Town of Springfield, and the operator allegedly fought with the troopers involved. Keough was arrested and transported to the Springfield Police Department for processing. Keough was transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility for active warrants that he had. Bail was set at $1,000. According to the VSP, Violations charged included DUI, Gross Negligent Operation, Attempting to Elude, Resisting Arrest, driving license suspended.

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