- Associated Press - Friday, July 11, 2014

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont surgeon who was shocked by police with a stun gun after smashing out his former girlfriend’s car headlights with an ax has settled the case by pleading guilty to a charge of resisting arrest.

Jury selection had been scheduled to begin Thursday for Dr. Mark Meredith of Derby.

The Caledonian Record (https://bit.ly/1r39D0k) reports Meredith’s attorney David Sleigh says his client, a 50-year-old surgeon at North Country Hospital in Newport, agreed to the plea as a way to settle the case, but he didn’t accept the state’s version of events.

Meredith’s record will be wiped clean if he meets the court’s terms.

Court documents Meredith’s girlfriend called police in April 2013 after an incident that began because he believed the woman had stolen a $600 bottle of port wine.

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Information from: The Caledonian-Record, https://www.caledonianrecord.com

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