Just before midnight on Tuesday, Aug. 6, Vermont State Police responded to a report of a man “removing his clothing and wandering in the roadway” on Route 100 in Eden.
Upon arrival, police encountered a vehicle allegedly driving in an erratic manner south bound on Route 100. Police said they tried to stop the vehicle, however, the driver — Seth Davis, 18, of Middletown, R.I. — did not pull over, initiating a pursuit.
Davis then allegedly led police on a chase south on Route 100 to Hyde Park, and then west on Route 15 to Johnson, frequently driving on the wrong side of the road.
In Johnson, police said they deployed tire spikes, but the driver continued, turning around west of town on Route 15. Officers finally brought Davis’ vehicle to a stop at a gas station, and took him into custody at around 12:12 a.m., according to the incident report.
Police said Davis showed signs of impairment. He is facing charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and attempting to elude law enforcement. He was taken to Copley Hospital in Morristown for side effects of suspected illicit drug consumption.
Davis is due in Lamoille court Sept. 25.
State police received assistance from Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department, Morristown Police and Stowe Police departments.