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December 27, 2016

Negligent Operation Press Release

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
               
CASE#: 16A106598
TROOPER: J. Wagner                                                      
STATION: Williston               
CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

DATE/TIME: 12/27/16 at approximately 4:55pm
LOCATION: I-89 Southbound between Exits 14 and 15
VIOLATION: Negligent Operation

ACCUSED: Jacob Kennedy                                                                           
AGE: 18
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Milton, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On December 27, 2016 Vermont State Police were conducting high visibility enforcement details on Interstate 89 near Exit 15 during regular commuter hours. At approximately 4:55pm, Troopers observed a vehicle traveling southbound at a high rate of speed. The vehicle’s speed was subsequently confirmed with radar at 95 MPH in the 55 MPH zone. The operator was identified as 18 year-old Jacob Kennedy of Milton, VT. Kennedy was taken into custody and transported to the Vermont State Police Williston Barracks where he was cited to appear in court on January 31, 2017 to answer to the charge of Negligent Operation.


COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: 01/31/17 
COURT: Burlington
LODGED – LOCATION: N/A
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: Y

Trooper Justin Wagner
Vermont State Police – Williston
2777 St. George Road
Williston, VT 05495
Phone: 802-878-7111
Fax: 802-878-2742