JAY —  Police said two Dixfield residents face charges after one, who was speeding on East Dixfield Road, failed to stop for an officer and the other tried to claim she was driving.

When Jay officer Dylan Ryder attempted to stop a speeding vehicle driven by Edward Barbioni, 34, about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, the driver failed to stop until he drove in to his own dooryard on Route 17, known as East Dixfield Road.

Amanda Rose Pierce, 21,  was in the passenger seat and attempted to jump in to the driver’s seat to claim she was driving, Jay Police Chief Richard Caton, said. Pierce was the owner of the vehicle.

Barbioni’s license was suspended. The officer arrested Barbioni on a charge of driving while license suspended and a charge of failure to stop for an officer, he said.

Jay reserve officer Michael Booker arrived to help and arrested Pierce on charges of permitting unlawful use by letting Barbioni drive and a charge of hindering apprehension or prosecution based on her attempt to lie and cover up the situation, Caton said.

Both were taken to Franklin County Detention Center in Farmington where Barbioni was later released on $250 bail and Pierce on $100 bail.


A Wilton Police Department officer also assisted at the scene.


Edward Barbioni

Amanda Rose Pierce

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