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Drunk driver arrested, clocked doing 80 mph in a 35 mph zone in Morgan

MORGAN — A 31-year-old man from Island Pond was arrested on multiple charges following an incident in Morgan yesterday.

Police say that a Dodge Ram pickup was observed traveling east at extreme speeds on Vermont-111 near the Morgan Country Store at around 11:00 p.m.

Police allege that they attempt to stop the vehicle, however, visual contact was quickly lost due to the speeds involved.

Approximately one mile later, the vehicle was observed passing another motorist in the same direction, operating in a grossly negligent manner and traveling at speeds in excess of 80 miles-per-hour in a 35 miles-per-hour zone in the area of the beach.

A traffic stop was attempted again at this location.

The vehicle ultimately stopped three miles from the initial contact.

The driver, identified as Ryan Daniels, was taken into custody at the scene.

Police say indicators of impairment were detected, and he was taken into custody for the charges of DUI#1, grossly negligent operation, and excessive speed.

He was released to the custody of a sober adult with a citation to appear in court.

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