Weathersfield Man Faces Charges After Route 106 Dirt Bike Chase

Weathersfield — A 32-year-old Weathersfield man faces charges of grand larceny, aggravated operation without owner’s consent, grossly negligent operation and attempting to elude, Vermont State Police said Saturday.

Police said Joey Bergeron was riding a dirt bike on Friday at about 8:30 a.m. when he passed Vermont State Police Trooper Nicholas Arlington, who was clearing from a traffic stop on Route 106 in Weathersfield.

Arlington attempted to stop Bergeron, but he refused to pull over, police said in a news release. Arlington followed the bike into Springfield, Vt., where he lost sight of it. As state police troopers and Springfield and Chester police officers attempted to find the bike, they received numerous calls from citizens with information about its location, Arlington said.

Police said Bergeron was found at a family member’s house on Pleasant Valley Road in Springfield, after apparently receiving a ride from Saxtons River, Vt. He was transported to Southern State Correction Facility and held on $20,000 bail.

Police said Bergeron will be issued tickets for driving on a suspended license, failing to maintain lane, running red lights and failing to stop at stop signs. A court date has been set for Monday in Windsor County Superior Court.

Anyone who saw Bergeron or a white and red dirt bike in the area of Saxtons River is asked to contact Arlington at 802-975-2112.

— Staff report