Police: Dog, Passenger Injured After Vehicle Crashes During Pursuit

By Joe Gullo

Published 09/01 2014 01:20PM

Updated 09/01 2014 01:26PM

RUTLAND, Vt. - Rutland City Police say a pursuit ensued after they tried to stop a vehicle that left a known drug location on Woodstock Avenue in Rutland. The incident happened just after midnight on Sunday.

Jason Davis is accused of fleeing the scene and failing to stop at stop signs at several intersections. Police say Davis, traveling at a high rate of speed, crashed his vehicle after failing to stop at the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Stratton Road. Davis' vehicle crossed a lawn and struck a tree.

Davis was taken into custody a short time later. His passenger and dog were injured in the crash. The female passenger was taken to Rutland Regional Medical Center. His dog was brought the Rutland Veterinary Clinic. No word on their condition.

Police say Davis' privilege to operate a motor vehicle was criminally suspended at the time of this incident.

Davis is charged with eluding a police officer, operating after suspension of license, and gross negligent operation. He was held at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility on $15,000 bail.

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