Man pulled over going 142 in a 65 zone told trooper he was headed home to New Jersey, police say

He was charged with reckless operation.

–New Hampshire Trooper's Association

New Hampshire state police arrested a man Saturday morning for allegedly driving 142 mph in a 65 zone.

The man — 51-year-old Eric Joseph, of Short Hills, New Jersey — was driving a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk on Interstate 95 southbound when he was spotted around 8 a.m. in Greenland by a police aircraft, according to authorities. Jeep markets the SUV as “drag-strip ready.”

After he was stopped, Joseph told a trooper from the special enforcement unit that he was traveling home to New Jersey, police said.

Joseph was charged with reckless operation and is scheduled to appear in Portsmouth Circuit Court in September.