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SHAFTSBURY — A Rutland man was cited Thursday after a Vermont State Police trooper observed him driving 97 mph on U.S. Route 7 near the Shaftsbury pull-off.

According to VSP, the trooper was conducting speed enforcement in Shaftsbury shortly before 2 p.m. when he attempted to initiate a traffic stop after observing the vehicle traveling 97 mph in a posted 55 mph speed limit zone.

Dejioun Harden, 26, was issued a Vermont Civil Violation Complaint for speeding with a waiver penalty of $627 and was released with a citation to answer the charge of excessive speed, attempting to elude, and Criminal DLS at a later date and time.


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