RAYMOND — Seven Massachusetts motorcyclists face reckless driving charges, after state police say they were weaving in and out of traffic at speeds in excess of 120 mph Sunday on Route 101 east in Raymond.
According to state police, around 12:21 p.m Sunday Trooper Thomas Lombardi of the New Hampshire State Police Special Enforcement Unit was monitoring traffic from a state police aircraft on Route 101 eastbound in Raymond. While monitoring traffic, state troopers were notified by motorists of a group of motorcycles — including two with passengers — traveling east on Route 101 at a high rate of speed, going in and out of traffic and “causing a hazard to themselves and other operators,” officials said.
Trooper Lombardi reported spotting the motorcycles operating at “extremely high rates of speed,” clocking them on radar traveling 125 mph in a 65 mph zone.
Lombardi radioed the information to state police Sgt. Christopher Storm, TFC Sean Faherty and Trooper Scott Garton of the Special Enforcement Unit along with Trooper Tyler Dodds of state police Troop A.
Lombardi continued to provide updates to the troopers on the ground as the motorcycles continued eastbound, and as the motorcycles approached exit 4, state police were able to slow traffic and pull over all seven motorcycles involved.
The seven drivers of the motorcycles were arrested on charges of reckless operation, while two passengers were not charged.
Those arrested were identified by state police as:
- Emoni Vicente, 24, of Quincy, Mass.
- Anthony Walsh, 26, of Dedham, Mass.
- Orlando Rosario, 31, of Worcester, Mass.
- Sean Burr, 25, of Quincy, Mass.
- Dallas Rogers, 36, of Marlborough, Mass.
- James Vo, 30, of Braintree, Mass.
- Phi Tran, 30, of Dorchester, Mass.
All seven are due to appear in the Candia Circuit Court to answer to the charges on October 16, 2019 at 8 a.m.