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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.

Contact Darren Marcy at or by cell at 802-681-6534.


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