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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Police: East Charleston man facing attempting to elude and negligent operation charges

DERBY — State police say a 65-year-old man from East Charleston is facing charges of attempting to elude after an incident in Derby on Tuesday.

According to the report, Alan Crowe was traveling east on Vermont Route 111.

Police say his blue Chrysler sedan was seen traveling at speeds estimated in excess of 65 miles per hour, passing vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

The speed limit in that area is 35 miles per hour.

Trooper Daniel Lynch says he turned around to pull Crowe over with lights and sirens activated and that he continued west at a high rate of speed.

“The vehicle failed to stop or signal at the stop sign at the Main Street intersection by the Derby Village Store, turning north and continuing without stopping at a high rate of speed, passing residences and North Country Union Junior High,” trooper Lynch said in a statement.

Upon reaching traffic at the intersection of Route 5 and Main Street, Crowe was stopped.

He is being charged with negligent operation, attempting to elude police, as well as civil violations.

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