Vermont man arrested in New Hampshire following pursuit
LEBANON — A Vermont man was arrested Wednesday after leading police on a chase while allegedly intoxicated.
Lebanon police said around 5:05 p.m. an officer saw a black Ford Mustang recklessly pull out of a plaza parking lot on Plainfield Road at a high speed, skidding sideways across two lanes of travel.
The officer attempted to stop the Mustang, but the vehicle fled.
Police said the Mustang turned off of Plainfield Road but then got back on before turning onto the Interstate 89 southbound on-ramp.
The Mustang spun out and sideswiped another vehicle before fleeing again, now with a flat rear tire. Police said the driver of the Mustang eventually lost control at the I-89 southbound rest area, crashing through a fence in front of the state weigh station.
Police arrested Michael Polito, 28 of Chelsea, Vermont, and charged him with reckless conduct, a Class B misdemeanor, aggravated driving while intoxicated, disobeying an officer and conduct after an accident, all Class A misdemeanors. He was also charged with Reckless Operation violation.
Polito's bail was set at $10,000 cash, and he was transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections pending arraignment.