Police say man drove 118 mph on Route 116 in Bristol
BRISTOL — An East Middlebury man is due in court today to answer to multiple charges after he allegedly led authorities on a chase through three Addison County towns on Sunday at a speed that topped out at 118 miles per hour, according to Vermont State Police.
Police cited Christopher Shores, 21, for excessive speed, driving while intoxicated, attempting to elude a police officer, grossly careless and negligent operation and reckless endangerment, following a high-speed chase that began on Route 116 in Bristol, where Shores was allegedly clocked doing 118 mph in a 50 mph zone, VSP said. The chase continued through Lincoln and ended when police finally got Shores to pull over his vehicle on North Branch Road in Ripton, according to VSP.
Shores provided police with a preliminary breath test that revealed a blood-alcohol content of 0.168, which is more than twice the legal limit for driving, according to VSP. The legal limit is 0.08.
Shores was lodged at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail, police said. He was scheduled to appear in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, on Monday to answer the charges, according to VSP.