A former Vermont state representative candidate is facing charges after police allege he pushed an officer while he was detaining another person.
The Caledonian Record reports 29-year-old Philip Aldridge pleaded not guilty in Caledonia Superior Court Tuesday to charges of misdemeanor disorderly conduct and felony impeding a police officer. He was released on conditions.
A police affidavit says police responded to a report of a male and female yelling outside a St. Johnsbury apartment building last week. Police say officers tried to put the woman in handcuffs to control the situation and then Aldridge allegedly tried to interfere.
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Police say they then handcuffed Aldridge and took him to the police department for processing.
The former Independent candidate lost his bid for a Caledonia-3 House seat in the November election.