COLCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) – A Manchester man was arrested for driving 132 mph on Route 2 in Colchester and attempting to evade state police on Monday, officials said.
According to state police, troopers conducting speed testing on Route 2 near Exit 17 saw a 2014 Range Rover driving traveling in a 65 mph zone.
The driver was later identified as 23-year-old Faizal Fasasi of Manchester.
Police said Fasasi exited the highway at Exit 17 and almost hit a DOT worker working at the Exit 17 Saw Mill Road intersection.
Prior to losing visual contact with the Range Rover, troopers said they saw Fasasi passing other vehicles in “no passing zones” near Old Hartford Road.
Troopers checked the surrounding areas and found the Range Rover parked in a garage located in a business located on Old Colchester Road, police said.
Troopers said they located Fasasi, who admitted to parking inside the business in an attempt to avoid state police, despite being directed to leave the garage by employees.
Fasasi was then taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop K where he was processed and charged with the following offenses:
- Endangerment of a highway worker
- No insurance in a construction zone
- Reckless operation in a construction zone
- Disobeying the signal of a police officer in a construction zone
- Improper passing
- Passing in a no-passing zone
- Failure to obey a stop sign
- Criminal trespass in the 1st degree
- Interfering with an officer
- Reckless endangerment in the 2nd degree
Fasasi was held on a $25,000 bond and transferred to Carrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center pending arraignment at Norwich Superior Court Tuesday.