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Highway death / DUI #6 / 101 MPH

Dylan Leavitt, 23, of Enosburg was killed during a single-vehicle crash in Fairfield February 18. State police say the crash took place on Vermont Route 36, near the intersection of Whiteland Drive, at about 5:50 a.m.

Leavitt was traveling east on Vermont Route 36, crossed the double yellow centerline, and shortly thereafter departed the road. Police say the vehicle was nearly broadside and struck a tree near the front driver door.

Leavitt, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was partially ejected. Speed, alcohol and road conditions appear to be contributing factors, police say.

Sixth DUI – Martin Landon, 51, of Weybridge was arrested for his sixth DUI in Leicester Sunday, Feb 19, state police say. They initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of US route 7 and Fern Lake Road after observing a motor vehicle violation at around 4:10 p.m. Landon was screened and placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI drugs.

101 MPH – Jin Qian, 22, of Long Island City, NY was fined $682 and cited for excessive speeding in Shaftsbury Sunday, February 19. Police say they clocked a vehicle traveling 101 miles-per-hour in a posted 55 miles-per-hour speed limit zone while conducting speed enforcement on US Route 7 at around 3:10 p.m.

Republished from Newport Dispatch

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  1. And WHY wasn’t the NYC lawbreaker arrested, his auto impounded, and him charged with, amongst other things, RECKLESS driving?

    I’m guessing he’ll simply whip out a credit card, pay his fine, and go on to endanger yet more innocent lives in Vermont the next time he’s here.

    How can anyone in Vermont drive over the limit with such excess and be simply given a ticket & a fine that can be easily paid? Yet the State does exactly that each time.

    How does that slap-on-the-wrist appear to be working out Vermont? According to the incidents cited above, not very well.

    • Speeding in and of itself is not negligent. Done intoxicated, recklessly, in traffic, unwitting passengers, slick roads, unsuitable/illmantained vehicle, no safety harness is criminal. Deserving of immediate loss of licence. Little known, late summer nights, I-91 north of Lyndonville is an exotic car mecca. You don’t hear about it because it’s done in a responsible manner.

  2. To answer your question, it’s because he and others like him probably have families, and our bleeding heart liberal legislators believe locking him up and impounding his vehicle will hurt his wife and children. Boo, boo!😥

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