Driver charged after clocked doing 98 miles-per-hour on US Route 7, Pownal

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POWNAL — A 31-year-old man from Massachusetts was charged with excessive speeding and negligent operation in Pownal yesterday.

Police say they observed a vehicle traveling 98 miles-per-hour in a posted 50 miles-per-hour zone on US Route 7 at around 4:14 p.m.

The vehicle was pulled over a short time later.

Police identified the driver as Matthew S. Meczywor, of North Adams, Massachusetts.

Meczywor was driven by his passenger to the Shaftsbury barracks where he was processed and released.

He was charged with excessive speed and negligent operation.