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Police Charge New Jersey Man With Going 142 MPH on 65 MPH Interstate

Eric Joseph of Short Hills, New Jersey, was charged with reckless operation

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What to Know

  • New Hampshire State Police say a motorist was ticketed for driving 142 miles per hour on Interstate 95 in the town of Greenland
  • Eric Joseph of Short Hills, New Jersey, was charged with reckless operation
  • Police say that when asked why he was traveling so fast, Joseph said he was traveling home to New Jersey

New Hampshire State Police say a motorist was ticketed for driving 142 miles per hour on Interstate 95 in the town of Greenland.

Police say that just after 8 a.m. Saturday a trooper monitoring traffic from an aircraft spotted the southbound vehicle traveling at an extremely high rate of speed.

The vehicle was clocked at 142 mph in a 65 mph zone. 

Troopers on the ground later stopped the vehicle and the driver, 51-year-old Eric Joseph of Short Hills, New Jersey, was charged with reckless operation. He's due in court in September.

The Boston Globe reports Joseph was driving a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trail Hawk. 

Police say that when asked why he was traveling so fast, Joseph said he was traveling home to New Jersey.

A telephone message left for Joseph was not immediately returned.

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