BRATTLEBORO -- Local law enforcement agencies are on the lookout for Michael Roy, 23, of Bellows Falls, who refused to stop for police on Putney Road on Monday, Sept. 24.
According to a press release from the Brattleboro Police Department, at about 11:20 a.m., officers attempted to stop Roy’s vehicle but he refused to stop, leading them on a brief pursuit that was discontinued due to Roy’s "reckless and aggressive driving."
After police cut off the chase, they learned Roy had committed a hit-and-run accident in the Exit 3 Roundabout before fleeing across the Connecticut River into Chesterfield, N.H.
Police were attempting to stop the vehicle because they believed one of the occupants had an active arrest warrant issued against them.
Once Roy is apprehended, he will be cited for a number of crimes that occurred during the pursuit, stated police.
The vehicle Roy was driving was described as a dark green Ford Ranger-style pickup truck with temporary plates issued by New Hampshire.
The Brattleboro Police Department, the Vermont State Police, the New Hampshire State Police, the Cheshire County Sheriff’s Department and the police departments of Chesterfield and Hinsdale are all on the lookout for Roy.
Though Roy is not considered a danger to the public at this time, if anyone spots him, they are urged to leave an anonymous tip at 802-251-8188 or by calling 802-257-7946.