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Williston police nab highway drivers allegedly topping 100 mph

Williston Police officers arrested two men last week for allegedly driving in excess of 100 mph on Interstate 89.

Last Wednesday around 1 p.m., Zachary Stanley, 27, of Norwich was arrested and cited with negligent operation after he allegedly passed a marked Williston Police vehicle near Royalton on a motorcycle. According to police, Stanley was traveling 111 mph in a 65 mph zone.

Police also issued a Vermont civil violation for interstate speed. Stanley was scheduled to appear in Windsor Superior Court on July 11.

Closer to home, around 1 a.m. Sunday morning, police stopped a vehicle allegedly traveling 105 mph on the interstate in Williston. Police arrested Sheridan Durochia, 20, of Hinesburg and charged him with negligent operation. A Vermont civil violation for interstate speed was also issued.

Durochia is scheduled to appear in Chittenden County Superior Court on July 6.

Also Sunday around 1 a.m., Richmond Police reportedly found an Arizona man slumped in a stopped car with its lights completely out on the highway in Richmond. The driver allegedly had a blood-alcohol concentration of .144 percent. The legal limit for driving is .08 percent.

Richmond police charged Christopher A. Jensen-Baumer, 31, of Tucson, Ariz., with driving under the influence of alcohol. He was scheduled to appear in Chittenden County Superior Court on June 27.