NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) - An Army recruiter has pleaded guilty to speeding and forcing a sheriff's deputy into a ditch to avoid a collision in Vermont.
William Lacount of Grand Isle admitted he was driving too fast on May 3 in Lowell when he encountered a cruiser driven by Chittenden County Sheriff's Deputy Peter Morrill.
Police said Lacount was driving 80 mph on a 50 mph road, forcing Morrill to take to the ditch to avoid him. Lacount said he had to pick up his daughter from school and he was late.
The Caledonian-Record reports Lacount told a judge he was wrong. He pleaded guilty to two charges of excessive speed and careless operation, both misdemeanors.
He was fined $300 for each of the two charges.
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