SHAFTSBURY, Vt. -- A White Creek man was arrested Friday night after he nearly drove into a police car, fled from the officer as he pursued him, then attacked the officer after he wrecked his pickup truck, police said.
The incident ended in Shaftsbury, Vt., with the unidentified Washington County sheriff's officer using pepper spray to take Michael Brillon, 20, of Eagle Bridge into custody, according to Vermont State Police.
Vermont State Police described the incident as follows:
The sheriff's officer was on patrol in the hamlet of Eagle Bridge when his patrol car was nearly hit by a speeding pickup.
The deputy pursued the truck to the Vermont state line, where he turned off his lights and siren and discontinued the pursuit. But he followed the vehicle at a "safe distance" and saw it crash at the intersection of Mead and West Mountain roads.
It landed in a ditch, and the driver got out and "charged" the sheriff's officer as he pulled up to the crash scene. No injuries were reported.
Vermont State Police determined Brillon was intoxicated and charged him with misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol and he will face unspecified criminal and traffic charges in both New York and Vermont.
He was arraigned and sent to Marble Valley Correctional Facility in Vermont.