Newport man facing charges after fleeing police with children inside car

in Newport/News/North Troy

NEWPORT — A Newport man with an active arrest warrant led police on a pursuit through North Troy with two children inside the vehicle, police say.

At 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, police attempted to stop a vehicle on Vermont Route 105 by East Hill Road for a registration violation.

The vehicle accelerated and attempted to flee from police, leading them on an 8-mile pursuit through the Village of North Troy.

Police say the vehicle reached a top speed of 76 miles-per-hour in a 35 mile-per-hour zone.

The vehicle came to a stop in the Community National Bank parking lot in Troy.

The driver was identified as Jake Buck, 32, of Newport.

Police say Buck had an active warrant.

“Investigation of the vehicle revealed there were two juveniles in car seats,” a release issued by Sergeant Debra Munson reads.

Buck was taken into custody, processed in Derby for the additional charges, and lodged at Northern State Correctional Facility on his active warrant.

He was scheduled to appear in court this morning to answer to charges of attempting to elude, careless and negligent operation, excessive speed, criminal DLS, reckless endangerment, and child cruelty.

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