Colchester man banned from roads for life leads police on chase

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Bernard Wells

A 48-year old man whose Vermont driver’s license is criminally suspended for life after four convictions for driving under the influence was again arrested for DUI after leading St. Albans Police on a pursuit.

Police say they received a report at 7:15 pm Tuesday of a possible drunk driver on Main Street. Police located the vehicle, driven by Bernard Wells of Colchester, near Mill River Road.

When police attempted to stop Wells, he allegedly sped off, eventually crashing his vehicle on Robert Newton Road. Wells then attempted to elude officers on foot, but was apprehended.

A woman passenger told police Wells refused to let her out of the vehicle. She was not injured.

Wells is due in court Wednesday on numerous charges, including driving on a criminally suspended license, driving under the influence, eluding police and unlawful restraint.

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