For Immediate Release
Posted: August 01, 2022

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Reckless Driving Arrest

Ashland, New Hampshire – On Sunday, July 31, 2022, at approximately 11:15 AM, Trooper Shawn Slaney of the Troop F Barracks, was on patrol on I-93 northbound in Ashland when an orange sports car drove past him at a high rate of speed. Trooper Slaney was able to clock the vehicle on radar at 161 MPH. The speed limit in that section of interstate is 70 MPH. Due to the speed of the suspect vehicle, Trooper Slaney was unable to pursue the orange sports car. Instead, Troop F dispatch announced a Be On The Lookout (BOLO) to area law enforcement.

Minutes after the orange sports car passed Trooper Slaney, Troop F dispatch started to receive reports of multiple sports cars, including the orange car, driving erratically at high rates of speed, nearly causing crashes.

Woodstock Police Department heard the broadcast about the orange sports car and positioned itself on the highway. Woodstock Police Department clocked the vehicle at 130 MPH and was able to locate the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette at Exit 32, where it became stuck in traffic. Woodstock Police Department detained the vehicle and driver until Trooper Slaney arrived. After an initial investigation, Trooper Slaney arrested the driver: Alejandro Zapata-Rebello, Danbury CT, Age: 30.

Zapata-Rebello was charged with two charges of Reckless Driving, and one charge of Disobeying an Officer. Woodstock Police Department also charged the driver with Reckless Driving. Zapata-Rebello was released on a summons to appear on September 22, 2022 at the Plymouth Court.

Alejandro Zapata-Rebello booking photophoto of red 2021 Chevrolet Corvette