Man escapes after high speed chase, turns self in later
BRISTOL — A 19-year-old Randolph man turned himself in to the Williston barracks of the Vermont State Police on May 2 following a high-speed chase through Chittenden and Addison counties the night of April 30.
Alexander Tracy faces charges in Addison and Chittenden counties, including eluding police, gross negligent driving, violating conditions of release and speeding. He was jailed for lack of $5,000 bail, according to a press release by Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs.
At around 12:20 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, Bristol police were alerted to a high-speed chase southbound toward Bristol, Gibbs recounted. The chase had started in Essex and had traveled as far as Hinesburg, where officers lost sight of the black Subaru Impreza bearing Vermont plates.
At around 12:49 a.m. a Bristol police officer spotted the Impreza in downtown Bristol traveling southbound from North Street onto South Street. The officer tried to stop the vehicle, which fled, speeding northbound onto Route 116, then to Burpee Road, Monkton Road, Monkton Ridge Road and onto Silver Street in Hinesburg, where it crashed after striking spike strips deployed by a Shelburne police officer.
Police were unable to catch the driver, later identified as Tracy, who fled the wrecked vehicle on foot.
At the time of the chase, Tracy was on active conditions of release for a Franklin County burglary case. One of many of those conditions included a 6 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew, when he was supposed to be in the custody of his mother.
The Bristol Police Department was assisted throughout the incident and subsequent investigation by the Williston and New Haven units of the Vermont State Police, by Hinesburg Fire and Rescue, and by the police departments of Burlington, Essex, Hinesburg, Richmond, Shelburne and Vergennes.
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