Driver charged with excessive speeding in Shaftsbury

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SHAFTSBURY — A 24-year-old man from Bennington was cited for excessive speeding in Shaftsbury yesterday.

Police say they clocked a vehicle traveling 96 miles-per-hour in a posted 55 miles-per-hour speed limit zone while conducting speed enforcement on US Route 7 near the Shaftsbury pull-off at around 6:30 p.m.

Police initiated a traffic stop after observing the vehicle traveling at that speed.

The driver was identified as Austin Sousis.

He was issued a Vermont Civil Violation Complaint for speeding with a waiver penalty of $613 and was released with a citation to answer the charge at a later date and time.

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