ATV crash leads to arrests near Vermont border

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CANAAN — Two men were taken into custody by US Border Patrol and processed at the Canaan border patrol station over the weekend, after an ATV crash turned up that they were unable to provide documentation as to their status in the United States.

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Authorities say that at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, they responded to an ATV rollover crash near the entrance to a campground at Coleman State Park, just across the Vermont border in New Hampshire.

The crash involved a rented ATV, operated by Daniel Aguirre Betancur, 21, who verbally provided officials with an address out of East Boston, Mass, however produced a driver’s license from the country of Colombia.

A passenger riding on the back of the ATV, identified himself as Jose Sanchez, 28, of Lynn, Mass, however he did not provide officers with any physical form of identification.

Betancur and Sanchez both received non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the rollover.

Agents from United States Border Patrol were notified of the situation, as the men were not citizens of the US, and neither was able to provide officers on scene with any documentation as to their status in the United States.

After interviewing the subjects and researching their information, both were taken into custody by US Border Patrol agents, and transported to the border station in Canaan for processing.

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