EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

New Hampshire

July 10, 2014

Drivers nabbed for driving 107 mph, 132 mph

New Hampshire State Police arrested two drivers yesterday for traveling at high speed — a motorcyclist going 107 mph and another driver traveling at 132 mph. A third driver eluded police.

Just past 7 a.m., Trooper First Class K. Fagan was driving north on the Everett Turnpike in Nashua near Exit 4. Two cars, which police said were racing, passed his marked cruiser, traveling at 132 mph.

Fagan stopped a Toyota Supra driven by Kenneth Guertin, 45, of Hudson. He was arrested and charged with felony reckless conduct and criminal mischief. The second charge related to an incident that occurred after Guertin was in custody, police said.

Guertin was released on bail and is due in court in Nashua Aug. 6.

But the second car, a gray Subaru WRX, took off. Police ask anyone with information about that car and the driver to call Fagan at 666-3333.

About 40 minutes later, state police clocked Scott Gardiner, 22, of Hampton driving a motorcycle 107 mph in a 65-mph zone on Interstate 95 in Greenland.

Trooper Craig Gagne stopped the motorcycle. Gardiner was charged with reckless driving and released on bail.

He is due to appear in court Sept. 8 in Portsmouth.

The N.H. State Police Special Enforcement Unit regularly patrols the state’s highways for drivers operating erratically or at excessive speed.

Members patrol across the state, often using an airplane during peak travel times.

— Jo-Anne MacKenzie

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