Motorist Heading To Traffic Court Allegedly Clocked At 112 MPH

A man on his way to a Vermont court “to take care of a speeding ticket” was allegedly clocked by police traveling at 112 miles per hour on an interstate highway and weaving in and out of lanes in the process.

Responding to 911 calls from other drivers on the road which has a 65 miles per hour limit on that stretch, Vermont state police troopers pulled the motorist over and arrested him on Wednesday afternoon for excessive speed and negligent operation of a vehicle.

According to the police report posted at The Smoking Gun, “the operator who was headed to traffic court to take care of a speeding ticket was arrested and processed for the above offenses.”

“Trooper Rich Slusser says the [suspect] was clocked going 112 miles per hour and was weaving in and out of traffic in Royalton on Interstate 89 north Wednesday at about 2:30 p.m. The interstate is a 65 miles-per-hour zone. State police had received calls about someone speeding,” NBC Connecticut explained about the man who apparently was in a big rush to pay his previous speeding ticket or perhaps was simply running late for that traffic court appearance.

The suspect, identified by multiple news outlets as Connecticut resident Seth Tichenor, 33, was released later that day after receiving the traffic citation from cops and is due back in Vermont Superior Court in White River Junction on October 27.

The motorist apparently was on his way to a Burlington, Vermont, courthouse on the prior ticket “but his arrival was delayed while police wrote him up again,” the Burlington Free Press reported. “Vermont State Police report they have stopped about 10 drivers for going 100 mph or more in either 55 or 65 mph zones on interstate highways in the last month.”

In a wholly unrelated story to the Vermont 112-mph speeding incident but one that did involve bad timing if not bad judgment, by a separate motorist in another state, a New Jersey man showed up at the Motor Vehicle Department to take his driving test when the DMV officer detected a strong odor of alcohol. Cops were summoned to the scene, and the applicant apparently failed a field sobriety test and was arrested at the scene for DUI and reckless driving. Elsewhere in Connecticut, in another separate incident unrelated to speeding, an ex-cop already facing a drunken driving charge was arrested three times in the state in about an 11-hour period, twice for DUI, after leaving a DUI court hearing earlier that day.

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