Newport Center man arrested following police chase

in Newport/News

NEWPORT CENTER — A 33-year-old man was arrested on multiple charges following an incident in Newport Center early Sunday morning.

Police say they observed a vehicle doing donuts in the middle of the intersection of Vermont Route 14 and Vermont Route 100 at around 1:52 a.m.

According to police, they initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle continued operating in a negligent manner, continuing to do donuts, drifting, and driving off the road.

The vehicle hit a street sign before continuing to drift on a nearby lawn.

The vehicle took off traveling south on Vermont Route 100 and a pursuit ensued.

Police say they lost sight of the vehicle and it was later located by a Newport Police Officer at a home on Searles Road.

The driver was identified as Michael Collins, of Newport Center, who police say took off on foot when they arrived.

Collins was later captured without incident.

Police say Collins exhibited signs of impairment and following an investigation, it was found that his license to operate a motor vehicle was also criminally suspended.

He is facing multiple charges including attempting to elude, leaving the scene of a crash, DUI, driving with a license criminally suspended, and negligent operation.

He was lodged at Northern State Correctional Facility.

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