DMV Stops Driver for 104 MPH on Interstate 89 in the Safety Corridor

22 June 2018

DMV Inspector with the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles stopped a twenty-one-year-old Vermont driver for Negligent Operation on Interstate 89 in South Burlington.

On Friday morning June 22, 2018, at 7:32 AM Colonel Jake Elovirta, DMV’s Enforcement & Safety Director was traveling in the Interstate 89 Safety Corridor south of Exit 13 in the city of South Burlington. While monitoring traffic he observed a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle traveling well in excess of the posted 65 mph interstate speed limit in the passing lane. Colonel Elovirta using same lane moving radar recorded a speed of 104 mph in the 65 mph interstate speed zone. The motorcycle was stopped on I-89 in Williston.

The operator was identified as Josiah I. Perrotte of St. George, Vermont. Perrotte was cited to appear at Vermont Superior Court Criminal Division in Burlington on July 26, 2018 to answer to the misdemeanor charge of Negligent Operation. The penalty for a first offense shall be imprisoned not more than one year or fined not more than $1,000.00, or both. The offense also carries a 10 point assessment on a Vermont driver’s record upon conviction.  Additionally, Perrotte received a civil traffic ticket for $406.00 and 2 points for the Interstate speeding offense.

Contact: Colonel Jake Elovirta, Director


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