No one was injured in a couple of very high-speed incidents on Vermont highways Saturday.
About 6 pm Saturday October 8, state troopers saw a vehicle traveling 121 MPH southbound on US 7 in Danby.
Troopers attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop. Instead of stopping the vehicle accelerated and drove in a grossly negligent manner while failing to stop for the cruiser.
A short time later police found the vehicle and the operator, Francis Ettori of Rutland, parked in a yard on Cascade Road.
Ettori was cited to appear in court to answer for the charge of eluding a police officer, and grossly negligent operation. He was also issued several Civil Violation Complaints including driving on a suspended license and operating at a speed of 121 mph in a posted 50 mph zone.
At 11:30 PM, State Police conducting speed enforcement on Interstate 89 in Georgia saw a vehicle traveling 115 mph in a posted 65 mph zone, 50 mph above the posted speed limit. The vehicle was then unable to maintain its lane of travel and passing unsafely before troopers were able to catch up to the vehicle.
Troopers ultimately initiated a traffic stop in near Exit 18 on Brianna Whitaker (24) of Highgate. Whitaker showed signs of alcohol impairment and was screened for DUI. She was placed into custody for suspicion of DUI and negligent operation, and issued a speeding ticket for $737 and 2 Points on her license.