Photo Credit: New Hampshire State Police
It’s hard to hide in a Sebring Orange C8 Corvette, especially when going twice the legal speed limit.
That’s what a Connecticut man discovered Sunday morning when at first, he was able to elude state troopers in his 2021 Stingray, but was later apprehended when he became mired in traffic.
About 11:15 a.m., New Hampshire State Trooper Shawn Slaney of Troop F clocked the Corvette traveling 161 mph in a 70 mph zone on I-93 North in Ashland but was unable to give pursuit because of the high speed.
“Minutes after the orange sports car passed Trooper Slaney, Troop F dispatch started to receive reports of multiple sports cars, including the orange car, driving erratically at high rates of speed, nearly causing crashes,” state police said in a news release.
By the time the Corvette then passed Woodstock police, he had slowed down to 130 mph, and they were able to catch him at Exit 32 after he became stuck in traffic.
Slaney arrested the Corvette driver – 30-year-old Alejandro Zapata-Rebello of Danbury, Connecticut – and charged him with two counts of reckless driving and one count of disobeying an officer. Woodstock police added a count of reckless driving.
Authorities released Zapata-Rebello on a summons, and he’s scheduled to appear at Plymouth Court on Sept. 22.
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