State Police reportedly clocked Connecticut driver at 161 mph in New Hampshire
Woodstock police caught him shortly after, reportedly clocking him at 130 mph.
Police arrested a Connecticut driver on Sunday after a New Hampshire State Trooper allegedly caught him driving at 161 mph on I-93 north in Ashland, New Hampshire.
Alejandro Zapata-Rebello, 30, of Danbury, Connecticut, was charged with two counts of reckless driving and one count of disobeying an officer. Woodstock police also charged the suspect with reckless driving.
Shortly after 11 a.m. on Sunday, Cavalier Shawn Slaney of Troop F Barracks saw an orange sports car fly past him, police say. His radar picked up the driver traveling at 161 mph on the 70 mph section of the freeway, police said, but due to the driver’s speed, Slaney was unable to pursue the vehicle.
He issued an alert for other law enforcement to be on the lookout for the vehicle.
Shortly after, the F Troop dispatch received “reports of multiple sports cars, including the orange car, driving erratically at high speeds, nearly causing accidents,” police said. state in a press release.
Woodstock police heard of the alert and posted officers on the highway. They quickly clocked the orange vehicle traveling at a speed of 130 mph, police said. At exit 32, Woodstock police found Zapata-Rebello in the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette, which had become stuck in traffic, the statement said.
They held the vehicle and Zapata-Rebello until Slaney arrived.
Zapata-Rebello was released on a summons on September 22 at Plymouth District Court.
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