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For Immediate Release
June 19, 2016
For more information contact:
Tr. Scott Garton & Tr. Chris Ball

Reckless Driving Arrest, I-93, Northfield

At approximately 1230 hours on June 19, 2016 Trooper Scott Garton of the New Hampshire State Police Special Enforcement Unit was monitoring traffic from the State Police aircraft on I-93 northbound in the Town of Northfield. Tr. Garton observed a vehicle traveling at an extremely high rate of speed and clocked it at 128 MPH in the posted 70 MPH speed zone. Tr. Garton radioed to Tr. Chris Ball, who was able to stop the vehicle. The operator and vehicle were identified as Samuel Melo, age 22, Methuen, MA, 2006 BMW M5.

Tr. Ball placed Melo under arrest for Reckless Driving. Melo is due to appear in the Franklin District Court to answer to this charge on September 13, 2016 at 0800.

The NH State Police Special Enforcement Unit regularly interdicts elevated speed violations and other aggressive driving behaviors. Its members patrol across the state often utilizing the State Police aircraft during commuter traffic periods and holiday travel times with the goal of keeping New Hampshire's roadways safe for all residents and visitors.

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