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High-speed police chase Sunday night in Irasburg and Lowell

NEWPORT — A 37-year-old man from Johnson is lodged at Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport after leading police on a high speed chase that lasted 38 miles on Sunday night.

Jeremiah Phillips was driving on Route 58 in Irasburg on Sunday night, when a Vermont State Trooper attempted to pull his vehicle over. While the trooper approached the vehicle, Phillips fled.

The trooper started the pursuit which lasted 35-40 miles, and ended in North Hyde Park. Phillips at times reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

The chase went through Lowell, and Eden as well.

Troopers from the Lamoille outpost as well as Lamoille County Sherriff’s department and Morristown Police department assisted with deploying spike strips, which eventually brought the high-speed chase to an end.

Phillips was charged with Attempting to Elude, and Careless and Negligent Operation.

He was lodged at Northern State Correctional Facility for lack of bail, set at $5,000.

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