Police: Man drove 101 mph down slushy roadFebruary 16,2014Staff Report
SHAFTSBURY - Slick roads didn’t prevent a New Yorker from driving more than 100 mph Saturday afternoon, police said.
Jay Philippi, 32, of Cold Spring, N.Y., is facing a charge of negligent operation after state police allegedly stopped him for driving 101 mph on Route 7.
“Road conditions were slippery at the time, with a layer of slush and snow covering the roadway,” said State Trooper Justin Walker in a statement.
The posted speed limit is 55 mph.
Philippi is scheduled to answer the charge March 24 in Bennington criminal court.MORE IN This Just In
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