Driver charged with careless and negligent operation, Waterbury

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WATERBURY — A 45-year-old Milton man was charged with careless and negligent operation following an incident in Waterbury on Friday.

Police say they observed a vehicle travelling south on Interstate 89 at around 5:58 a.m. that suddenly accelerated to an extremely high rate of speed.

The trooper caught up to the vehicle after it decelerated to 110 miles-per-hour in a posted 65 miles-per-hour zone.

Police say they initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver as Timothy Grupp.

Grupp was issued a criminal citation to appear in court at a later date and time to answer to the charge.