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Police: Man Steals Truck, Leads Cops on Pursuit

A Vermont man took officers on a police chase after refusing to pull over for speeding Wednesday afternoon

A Vermont man took officers on a police chase after refusing to pull over for speeding Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, Jesse Sawyer, 19, led officers on a 40-mile pursuit from St. Johnsbury to Newport on Interstate 91 North beginning at 12:30 p.m. Sawyer stole the vehicle from St. J Auto, police said.

Sawyer was taken into custody is being charged with attempting to elude, excessive speed and various other violations, police said.

The Vermont State Police, Orleans County Sheriff's Department, Newport Police Department, Vermont Fish and Game and the U.S. Border Patrol assisted with the chase.

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