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LONDONDERRY — A Weston man is being held after he attempted to take a weapon from a Vermont State Trooper at 1:35 a.m. on Friday morning.

According to a press release from the Vermont State Police, Trooper Anthony Frissora conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 11 in Londonderry for an expired vehicle registration.

After observing drug paraphernalia in the vehicle, Frissora asked Craig Sallee, 35, of Weston, to exit the vehicle.

While speaking with the trooper roadside, Sallee fled back to his vehicle and attempted to drive away. He was given numerous orders to exit his vehicle, which he ignored. While Frissora was attempting to remove Sallee from his vehicle, Sallee assaulted the trooper and attempted to disarm him, before driving approximately 30 feet with the trooper being partially dragged. Frissora was able to detach himself from the vehicle and a vehicle pursuit resulted on Route 100 and into the town of Weston.

During the pursuit, Sallee did not have his lights on, drove on the opposite side of the roadway and exceeded the posted speed limit. Sallee failed to navigate a corner during the pursuit, crossed over the opposing lane of travel and rolled his vehicle down an embankment before fleeing on foot a short distance. He was apprehended a short while later.

Sallee was transported to a nearby emergency room to receive treatment for non-life threatening injuries. Frissora received treatment for minor injuries.

Sallee was cited with felony eluding a law enforcement officer, gross negligent operation, driving under the influece, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, disarming a law enforcement officer and reckless endangerment. He is being held at Southern State Correctional Facility.

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