Driver charged with excessive speeding, negligent operation in St. Johnsbury

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ST. JOHNSBURY — A 44-year-old man from Montpelier was arrested following an incident in St. Johnsbury yesterday.

Police say they observed a vehicle pull over and stop along the shoulder of US 2 east at around 11:30 p.m.

As troopers prepared to assist the motorist, the vehicle in question suddenly merged back onto the highway failing to use its turn signal and accelerating at a high rate of speed.

The driver was identified as Jeffrey Russell II.

Police initiated a traffic stop.

Once stopped, Russell was taken into custody and transported to the Vermont State Police barracks for processing.

He was later cited to appear in court on November 13 to answer for charges of negligent operation and excessive speed.

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