Police: Teen drove 101 in 55 mph zoneMarch 19,2014Police: Teen
drove 101 mph
BENNINGTON — A local teenager is facing criminal charges after police said he was clocked driving at 101 mph on Route 7 in Bennington on Feb. 17.
Dylan M. McKinney-Lafountain, 16, of Bennington, was arraigned in Bennington criminal court Monday in misdemeanor charges of negligent driving and driving at excessive speed. McKinney-Lafountain pleaded innocent to the charges and was released without bail.
Officer David Faden of the Bennington Police Department said in an affidavit that he was running a stationary radar on Route 7’s southbound lane near Exit 1 around 6 p.m. Feb. 17. The speed limit in the area is 55 mph.
Faden said his radar showed a reading of 101 mph and he saw a vehicle, whose driver was later identified as McKinney-Lafountain, coming toward him at a “high rate of speed.”
According to Faden, McKinney-Lafountain seemed to note the police car ahead of him and “dramatically applied his brakes” but the vehicle continued to move at speeds of about 80 mph to 90 mph.
Faden said he stopped the vehicle near the Bennington welcome center and asked McKinney-Lafountain why he was driving so fast. McKinney-Lafountain said he thought he was only driving about 70 mph.
Faden called McKinney-Lafountain’s mother to the scene to take custody of her son and bring him to the police station for processing.MORE IN This Just InSki area operators in Vermont and across northern New England were giddy Wednesday at the... Full Story
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