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Bristol joy rider flees scene

On Feb. 24, at approximately 10:38 p.m., a VSPtrooper was monitoring traffic on West River Road in Lincoln when a vehicle was found to be traveling southbound at 70 mph in a posted 30 mph zone. The speeding vehicle was located further to the south after it drove up a snow bank, off the roadway, and between a telephone and its attached guide wire. The operator and passenger of the vehicle fled the scene into the woods along a frozen river. Investigation revealed that the operator of the vehicle was Ezekiel Winborn, 28, of Bristol. Winborn had borrowed the vehicle for a test drive from a patron at Dan's Place in Bristol. Winborn's license was found to be criminally suspended, and the above mentioned speeding violation was criminal in nature. Winborn turned himself in to the Bristol Police Department Feb. 26. The vehicle that Winborn was test driving was owned by Rutland Motorcars. The vehicle was a red 2004 Mini-Cooper. The undercarriage of the Mini-Cooper was damaged. Winborn did not suffer any injuries as a result of the crash, however he did suffer an injury to his knee while fleeing the scene.

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