Vehicle Clocked at 132 MPH; Driver Facing Multiple Charges in Colchester
On Monday, November 28, 2022, at approximately 10:28 AM, Troopers conducting speed enforcement on Route 2 in the area of Exit 17, in the Town of Colchester, obtained a speed reading of 132 MPH on a 2014 Range Rover traveling in a posted 65 MPH zone. After activating their vehicle's emergency lights and siren to signal the vehicle, the vehicle exited the highway at Exit 17, where it narrowly avoided striking a CT DOT worker who was working in the Exit 17 / Mill Hill Road intersection area. Before losing visual contact with the vehicle, troopers also observed the operator of the Range Rover passing vehicles in “No Passing” zones in the area of Old Hartford Road.
Troopers checked the surrounding area and discovered the Range Rover parked in a garage inside a business located on Old Colchester Road. Troopers located the vehicle operator, who admitted to parking inside the business in an attempt to elude State Police, despite being directed to leave the business by employees. The vehicle operator, identified as Faizal Fasasi, DOB 05/27/1999, of Manchester, CT, was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop K where he was processed and charged with the following:
C.G.S. 14-212d(b) Endangerment of a Highway Worker
C.G.S. 14-213bZ No Insurance in a Construction Zone
C.G.S. 14-222Z Reckless Operation in a Construction Zone
C.G.S. 14-223(a)Z Disobeying Signal of a Police Officer in Construction Zone
C.G.S. 14-232(a)(1) Improper Passing
C.G.S. 14-234 Passing in a No Passing Zone
C.G.S. 14-301 Failure to Obey Stop Sign
C.G.S. 53a-107 Criminal Trespass in the 1st Degree
C.G.S. 53a-167a Interfering with an Officer
C.G.S. 53a-64 Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd Degree
Fasasi was held on a $25,000 bond and transferred to Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center, pending arraignment at Norwich Superior Court, which is currently scheduled for 11/29/2022.