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July 4, 2017

VSP Arrest- 109 MPH- Neg Op/ Ex Speed- Bennington (VT)

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE                                

               

CASE#:                                17B302152

TROOPER:                          LUKE HALL                                          

STATION:                            SHAFTSBURY                           

CONTACT#:                        (802)442-5421

 

DATE/TIME:                        JULY 4, 2017 AT 12:15 HOURS

LOCATION:                          VT ROUTE 279, BENNINGTON, VT

 

VIOLATIONS:                       TITLE 23 VSA 1091: CARELESS AND NEGLIGENT OPERATION

                                               TITLE 23 VSA 1097: EXCESSIVE SPEED

 

ACCUSED:                            COLBY SAUNDERS  

AGE:                                      21

CITY:                                      BENNINGTON, VERMONT

                                                                                   

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On July 4, 2017, at 12:15 hours, Troopers observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on VT Route 279, in the town of Bennington (VT) at a high rate of speed.  Troopers caught up to the vehicle and captured its speed of 109 mph in a 55 mph speed zone.  A subsequent traffic stop revealed the operator as Colby Saunders, age 21, of Bennington (VT).

 

Saunders was ultimately released from the scene and later processed at the Shaftsbury Barracks.  At the conclusion of processing, Saunders was released with a citation, ordering him to appear in the Bennington County Superior Court, Criminal Division, on August 21, 2017, at 08:15 hours. 

 

Saunders mug shot is attached.

 

COURT DATE:  AUGUST 21, 2017 @ 08:15 HOURS                             

COURT:  BENNINGTON COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT/ CRIMINAL DIVISION

PRINTS: YES

PHOTOS: YES

 

 

VERMONT STATE POLICE

Bureau of Criminal Investigations- Troop B

124 State Place

Rutland, VT 05701

Office: (802) 773-9101