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    Police: Driver went 112 mph in 5-town chase, crashed

    November 9, 2018

    JOHNSON, Vt. (AP) — Authorities say a driver speeding up to 112 miles an hour led police on a 40-mile chase through five towns before he crashed.

    The Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department said the car was spotted on Route 12 in Elmore on Thursday afternoon. A deputy recognized the car as one that had eluded police two times earlier in the day.

    The sheriff’s department and police pursued the car, which also went through Morristown, Stowe and Hyde Park before it crashed in Johnson. The driver and passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

    The driver, identified as 49-year-old Lynwood Whittemore, of Hyde Park, was charged with attempting to elude, excessive speed, and gross negligent operation. It wasn’t known if he had a lawyer and a number couldn’t immediately be found for him.

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