Police: Meriden Man Drove Over 100 Mph During Highway Pursuit, Nearly Hit Construction Workers

A Meriden man faces felony charges after state police say he drove over 100 mph on Interstate 91 Thursday, nearly hitting two workers in a construction zone before crashing in New Britain and fleeing on foot.

William Herschler, 27, of 38 N. First St., Meriden, was charged Thursday with reckless driving, third-degree larceny, second-degree criminal trover, first-degree criminal mischief, third-degree assault, interfering with police, criminal impersonation, computer crime, second-degree criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, disobeying the signal of an officer and driving while license is suspended.

About 2 a.m. Thursday, a state trooper on I-91 south by exit 29 saw a car approaching at a high rate of speed, according to the police report. As the car passed the trooper, it was clocked at between 78 and 82 mph, the report noted. The trooper began pursuing and the driver, later identified as Herschler, accelerated to 102 mph, at which point the trooper stopped pursuing.

incident on July 17 where Herschler caused a “gruesome scene” in a Meriden Police Department holding cell after “aggressively” picking his nose, according to a police report.

— Lauren Sievert

Source : http://www.myrecordjournal.com/news/meriden/meridenpolicecourts/10715072-154/police-meriden-man-drove-over-100-mph-during-highway-pursuit.html

Police: Meriden man drove over 100 mph during highway pursuit, nearly hit construction workers
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