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Late for work, driver clocked at 100-plus MPH, police say

March 18. 2017 4:22PM
Robert Morrill, 53, was charged with reckless driving. (New Hampshire State Police - Troop D)

HOPKINTON — A Boscawen man explained to a New Hampshire State Police trooper that he was speeding because he was late for work, after a state police aircraft clocked him going more than 100 mph on Interstate 89 Saturday morning, according to a news release from state police.

Robert Morrill, 53, was charged with reckless driving.

State police were monitoring traffic on the interstate from an aircraft when they clocked a vehicle going 104 mph in the 65 mph zone around 9:40 a.m. Shortly after, Morrill’s 207 Toyota RAV4 passed a state police cruiser.

The trooper pulled the driver over at Exit 5, and asked him why he was traveling at that speed. That’s when Morrill explained “he was late to work at a local ski area,” the release said.

A court hearing is scheduled for April 28 in Concord district court.

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