by Dan Bustard
A Barre man was arrested Sunday evening in Groton after attempting to elude a Caledonia County Sheriff's deputy, abandoning his car and trying to escape on foot into the woods.
Nathan D. Hill, 42, was driving along Route 302 around 6:35 p.m. when Dep. Brian Berry noticed the inspection sticker on the vehicle Hill was driving had expired.
Rather than stop, Hill drove off. With Berry in pursuit, he turned off Route 302 onto a dirt road, pulling into a driveway next to a camp. Hill then ran into the woods.
Berry and Sgt. Philip Ciotti began a search of the area. After an hour, Hill was spotted walking along Route 302 near the scene and stopped by Ciotti.
After being questioned, Hill was taken into custody by Berry and brought to the Caledonia County Sheriff's Office, where it was discovered he was also in violation of his parole. Berry took Hill to the St. Johnsbury jail on charges of attempting to elude an officer and driving with a suspended license, 14th offense.
Ciotti also charged Hill with providing false information to a police officer.