The St. Albans Police Dept. arrested an allegedly drunk driver whose license is suspended for life after several previous DUI convictions.
Police arrested 48-year-old Bernard Wells, of Colchester, last Tuesday evening. Police charged Wells with DUI #5, eluding a law officer, grossly negligent vehicle operation, leaving the scene of an accident, unlawful restraint and driving with a criminally suspended license.
Police responded to South Main Street for a reportedly intoxicated driver around 7:15 p.m., according to an SAPD press release.
According to the same, officers found the vehicle in question near Mill River Road in Georgia. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver sped away. Police pursued the vehicle until it crashed on Robert Newton Road, also in Georgia. The vehicle’s driver, later identified as Wells, then led police on a foot chase, which culminated in his arrest.
Wells had a passenger in his vehicle, who told police Wells refused to stop and let her out, according to the SAPD press statement.
Police transported Wells to the Northwest State Correctional Facility and lodged him there on $5,000 bail.
He was due for arraignment on these charges in Franklin County Criminal Court last Wednesday.