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Windham County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 266, Newfane, VT 05345

Two NJ men arrested for Negligent Operation and Excessive Speed


Incident: 20WHC002175 & 20WHC002076
Date: 06/28/20
Location: VT Route 30, Newfane Village
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton

Accused #1: Miteshkum Patel
Age: 20
City & State of Residence: Jersey City, NJ

Accused #2: Vinay Kathiria
Age: 21
City & State of Residence: Belleville, NJ

Charges: 1) Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle
2) Excessive Speed

Description: On 06/28/20 at approximately 1205 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Miteshkum Patel and Vinay Kathiria after Sgt. Norton observed the two vehicles they were operating pass the line of cars they were following and accelerate to 67 mph in the posted 30 mph speed zone in the village. Following the traffic stop both operators were released on citations to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date. Both were also issued civil traffic tickets for the speed violations. The speed violations carry a possibility of 8 points on their VT privilege to operate and a waiver penalty of $558.

Court Date: 08/25/20
Bail: N/A