SUNDERLAND — A New York state man is facing fines of $1,841 after police accused him of driving 65 mph over the posted speed limit on Route 7 just after midnight Saturday.
Trooper Ben Irwin of the Vermont State Police Shaftsbury Barracks reported that he stopped Zhaoyi Zheng, 21, of Stony Brook, New York at 12:30 a.m., Oct. 23.
Irwin was on routine patrol on Route 7 when a vehicle was observed traveling at a high rate of speed, according to a press release by the Vermont State Police.
Police said they confirmed the speed to be 120 mph in a 55 mph zone and Zheng was stopped.
He received a criminal citation and was charged with excessive speed and reckless endangerment.
Zheng is scheduled to face those charges in the Bennington Superior Court — Criminal Division at 8:15 a.m. Dec. 13.
If convicted, Zheng faces fines of $1,841 and 2 points on his driver’s license.