PITTSFIELD — A Manchester man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly speeding 76 mph over the speed limit on Interstate 95 near the Pittsfield area, according to Maine State Police.

Tyler Barrows, 18, was arrested on charges of criminal speeding, a Class E misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine up to $1,000, as well failure to provide proof of insurance and proof of inspection.

Barrows was traveling north in a blue Dodge Neon and was clocked at 146 mph in a 70 mph zone, according to state police in a post on Instagram. Lt. Bruce Scott, who leads the Traffic Safety Division for the Maine State Police, received a call about someone speeding north from mile marker 135.

A car traveling at the speed limit would normally have reached Scott, who was at mile marker 150, in about 12 minutes, according to police. But Scott reportedly saw the Dodge Neon speed past him only two minutes later.

According to Scott’s radar, Barrows was traveling at 146 mph.

Scott had never clocked someone at such high a speed during his career in law enforcement.

Madeline St. Amour — 861-9239

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