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Bridport man stopped for speeding, marijuana

On Oct. 27, a Vermont State Police troopers from the Bradford State Police Barracks observed a vehicle driven by Timothy J. Williams, age 21, of Bridport traveling south on U.S. Route 5 in Newbury at a high rate of speed.

The trooper observed Williams' vehicle to have been traveling at 78 mph in a posted 50 mph zone. When the trooper attempted to initiate a motor vehicle stop, the vehicle refused to stop.

Williams continued traveling south on Route 5 in Newbury. At one point, the vehicle drove onto the lawn of a nearby residence. The pursuit continued for a short distance until the vehicle pulled to the shoulder of the roadway. The two occupants were subsequently placed into custody.

Williams was later issued a citation to appear in Orange County District Court to answer the charges of attempting to elude, careless and negligent operation of a motor vehicle and possession of marijuana. Williams was also issued several traffic tickets.

The passenger of Williams' vehicle, Richard Souza, age 22 of Hardwick, was lodged at the St. Johnsbury Correctional Center for an outstanding warrant. A search of the vehicle revealed 2 ounces of marijuana.

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