Three men, all from out-of-state, were stopped and cited for speeding over 100 MPH on I-89 in separate incidents this weekend. Also, on Thursday a Vergennes man was cited for traveling 100 MPH in a 45 rural MPH zone.
At 7:35 PM Friday Dec. 2, state troopers conducting speed enforcement on I-89 in Berlin confirmed via radar a vehicle traveling 126 mph, which is 61 mph above the posted speed limit. The vehicle was also passing unsafely and weaving in and out of traffic. The vehicle was stopped without incident and the operator was identified as Shammael Simon (22) of E Weymouth MA. He was mailed a speeding ticket for $889 and 2 Points on his license, and was issued a citation to appear in court for negligent operation.
At 11 PM on Saturday, Dec. 3, state troopers stopped a vehicle traveling south on I-89 in Bethel travelling south at speeds exceeding 107 MPH. Morgan Gill, 31, of Hartford, CT was arrested and issued a citation to appear in Windsor Superior Court on January 31.
At 10 PM on Sunday, Dec. 4, troopers conducted a traffic stop on I-89 south in Royalton. Police say the vehicle, driven by Mathias Wakilongo, 21, of Manchester NH, was traveling 109 MPH in a posted 65 MPH zone. Wakilongo was cited to appear in court for careless and negligent operation.
(The state police press releases do not mention any fine or points for Gill or Wakilongo.)
Also, at 6:36 PM Thursday December 1, Timothy Gebo, 31, of Vergennes, was stopped for traveling at 100 mph in a 45 mph zone – Rte. 17, Town Hill Road in New Haven. Gebo was given a speeding ticket for $806 and eight points on his license, and released with a citation to appear in court January 16 to answer to the charge of negligent operation and excessive speed.