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.
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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.