Driver from Mexico leads police on Thetford chase

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Tickets and criminal charges result

THETFORD, VT - A driver from Mexico briefly led Vermont State Police on a high-speed chase up Interstate 91 Sunday morning before he stopped and was promptly arrested.

    Antonio Donnadieu, 45, of Bosques De Santa Fe in Mexico was initially lodged at the St. Johnsbury jail on Sunday morning before he posted $2,500 bail and was released with a citation to appear at the Orange County Courthouse in Chelsea first thing Monday afternoon to answer charges of careless and negligent operation, attempting to elude police and reckless endangerment.

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    Trooper David Shaffer said that just before 9 a.m. a state police radar clocked Donnadieu traveling north at 104 miles per hour.

    Moments later Donnadieu passed a "fully marked Vermont State Police cruiser," which was also headed northbound up I-91, at 102 mph, troopers said.

    Troopers immediately attempted to stop the 2017 Infiniti QX80 but said Donnadieu initially refused to pull over before leading them on a chase for over three miles before he finally did so.

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