Police: Man Drove 110 MPH with 7-Year-Old in Back Seat

The child was not properly restrained by a seatbelt

Vermont State Police

A Vermont man is facing multiple charges after he was clocked driving 110 mph on Interstate 91 with a 7-year-old child in the back seat who was not properly secured by a seatbelt.

At 9:41 p.m. Monday, Vermont State Police stopped a vehicle for speeding on I-91 near mile marker 43 in Springfield, Vermont. The driver was doing 110 mph in a posted 65 mph zone. While speaking with the driver, police observed that his 7-year-old son was present in the vehicle. The child, who was required by his age and size to be in a booster seat, was not only not secured in a booster seat, but had fallen asleep in the middle seat and was not properly secured by his seatbelt. The driver was also operating with a suspended license.

The driver, Michael D'Angelo, 32, of Springfield, was arrested and charged with excessive speed, negligent operation and cruelty to a child under 10 by someone over 16. He was also issued a citation for operating while suspended and the child restraint violation. He is scheduled to appear in Windsor County Court on Nov. 25.

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