Vermont State Police Striving to Reduce Aggressive Driving

Vermont State Police

State Troopers are cracking down on aggressive driving in Vermont. 

Investigators say on Friday morning, Jake Hodgdon, 35, of Swanton was stopped by police for driving 100 mph on I-89 between exits 16 and 17.

According to police, Hodgdon didn’t have car insurance and was driving on a suspended license.  He also had a controlled substance that was not prescribed to him in the car.   

Hodgdon is set to appear in Chittenden District Court on August 23.

Police say they were in the area where Hodgdon was speeding because of  Operation S.T.R.I.V.E.  It stands for Safe Travel on Roads In Vermont Everyday.

S.T.R.I.V.E. was created because residents were concerned about the increased amount of speeding and tailgating in the region. 

Authorities also hope reducing aggressive driving will cut down on injuries and fatal crashes in the state. 

Officials say there have been 35 fatal collisions in Vermont this year.  

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