Man cited for excessive speed on Route 7

MANCHESTER — A New York City man was cited for excessive speed on Friday morning after he was clocked driving nearly 45 mph above the legal limit on U.S. Route 7, according to state police.

In a news release, Vermont State Police said a trooper clocked a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Albert Choon Hong Kwek of New York City at 89 miles per hour headed northbound on Route 7, near mile marker 30. The speed limit for U.S. Route 7 at that location is 55 mph.

Kwek was stopped by police, then escorted to the Manchester Police Department, where he was processed and released, state police said.

Police said Kwek had three passengers with him when he was pulled over.

According to the state statute cited by police, excessive speed is defined as "a speed of 60 miles per hour or more and at least 30 miles per hour in excess of a State speed zone or local speed limit." It's punishable by a fine of up to $300 or three months in jail for a first conviction, and a fine of $500 and/or up to six months in jail for a second conviction.

A court date for Kwek was not available on Friday afternoon.


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