Vincent Rappoccio Death, Obituary – On Friday, a 19-year-old was detained for speeding at 115 miles per hour on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84. Near Exit 66 in Vernon, state troopers reported sighting a red Audi A7 traveling at 115 miles per hour at about 8:10 p.m. on the evening of the incident. State police personnel were present across the whole region to ensure that the official speed limit was adhered to in a stringent manner.
After getting behind the law enforcement personnel, the driver picked up his speed and continued on. Troopers sought to execute a traffic stop and communicated with other units in the vicinity through radio as they were stationed at Exit 68 in Tolland. The driver was able to evade arrest, as reported by the state police, by zigzagging across lanes of oncoming traffic and driving onto the shoulder of the road.
According to a statement that was made public by the state police, the reason why state troopers decided to stop trying to stop the automobile was because of the danger that the vehicle provided to the general public. On the campus of the University of Connecticut in Storrs, one hour later, state police spotted the automobile and the driver of the vehicle there. The driver was taken into custody, and his car was removed from the area where the accident occurred.
The police have identified Vincent Rappoccio, who lives in Southington, as the person who drove the vehicle. He was allowed to post bond in the sum of $10,000, and he is set to appear in court in Rockville on September 19th.