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Teen driver arrested in Derby for speeding, negligent operation

DERBY — An 18-year-old woman was arrested following an incident in Derby on Tuesday.

Police say they observed a vehicle traveling south at a high rate of speed while patrolling US Route 5 at around 11:20 p.m.

Radar indicated 70 miles-per-hour in a posted 35 miles-per-hour zone.

The trooper began to turn around to initiate a traffic stop when the vehicle continued traveling south at a high rate of speed and passed two cars in a no-passing zone.

The trooper successfully caught up to the vehicle and pulled it over.

The driver was identified as an 18-year-old woman.

She was taken into custody for the charges of excessive speed and negligent operation and transported back to the Derby barrack for processing.

She was released on a citation to appear in Orleans Family Court.

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