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Shelburne Police stop tractor trailer speeding in Shelburne Village
Shelburne Police stopped a New York tractor-trailer driver speeding on U.S. 7 near Shelburne Museum last week.

According to police, on Aug. 9 at approximately 1:10 a.m., Officer James McKnight was parked at Shelburne Museum where the speed limit is 35 mph. He saw a northbound tractor-trailer and visually estimated it to be in great excess of the speed limit. The radar indicated a reading of 69 mph.

The tractor-trailer operator was identified as Djamshed Akbarov of New York by his commercial operator’s license, police said.

Officer McKnight is a commercial vehicle inspector and conducted a level 3 inspection on the driver, finding that Akbarov was in violation of the 11 hour and 14 hour rules. The rules require that drivers cannot work more than 14 hours in a 24-hour period or drive more than 11 hours in a 24-hour period without taking a 10-hour break.

Police said Akbarov was charged with negligent operation, issued tickets for his speed and logbook violations, and he was taken to Chittenden County Correctional Center for lack of $300 bail.

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