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For Immediate Release
June 2, 2019
For more information contact:
Trooper First Class Mark Barrett

Reckless Operation Arrest, Interstate 93, Canterbury, NH

booking photo of Joseph M. Roman

On June 2, 2019 at approximately 01:17 p.m., Trooper First Class Mark Barrett was notified via headquarters dispatch of multiple complaints on a small group of BMW's traveling erratically and at high rates of speed starting in Plymouth all the way down to Northfield on Interstate 93. A short time later a;

2011 BMW Series 1 coupe
Massachusetts Registration,

drove past TFC. Barrett and he observed the BMW weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed in the area of mile marker 48 and also received a digital readout on his LIDAR of 129 mph posted 70 mile per hour zone, ultimately conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 93 southbound just in the Town of Canterbury.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as

Joseph M. ROMAN
Age: 31
Upton, MA,

He was subsequently arrested for reckless operation. ROMAN was transported to the Troop D Barracks, where he was released on PR bail, to appear in the Concord District Court at 0800 hours on July 26. 2019.

Anyone who witnessed this operation or has information about it is requested to please contact Trooper First Class Mark Barrett at 603-223-4381 or via email at

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