DMV stops driver for 116 mph on Interstate 89
DMV Inspector with the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles stopped a fifty-three-year-old Vermont driver for Grossly Negligent Operation on Interstate 89 in the Town of Williston.
On Wednesday afternoon, June 24, 2020, at 4:12 p.m., Colonel Jake Elovirta, Director of DMV’s Enforcement & Safety Division, was traveling northbound on I-89 French Hill near the Richmond/Williston town line. While monitoring traffic, he observed a 2002 Cobra Jet 427 replica passenger car 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 116 mph in the 65 mph interstate speed zone. The motor vehicle was stopped on I-89 in Williston.
The operator was identified as Anderson S. LeVeille of Barre, Vermont. LeVeille was cited to appear at Vermont Superior Court Criminal Division in Burlington on September 3, 2020, to answer to the misdemeanor charge of Grossly Negligent Operation. The penalty for a first offense shall be imprisoned not more than two years or fined not more than $5,000.00, or both. The offense also carries a 10 point assessment on a Vermont driver’s record upon conviction. Additionally, LeVeille received a civil traffic ticket for $751.00 and 2 points for the Interstate speeding offense.
From January 1st through June 22nd of this year, Vermont has had 19 fatal crashes reported. In six of those fatal crashes the operator has been suspected of speeding. With the July 4th holiday weekend fast approaching drivers are reminded to plan enough time in their travel to arrive at their destinations safely.