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Tufts doctor allegedly sped at nearly 120 mph

Adel M. Malek of Weston was traveling on Interstate 89 South in Grantham, N.H. when he was allegedly clocked at 118 miles per hour.

New Hampshire State Police

Adel M. Malek of Weston was traveling on Interstate 89 South in Grantham, N.H. when he was allegedly clocked at 118 miles per hour.

A neurosurgeon at Tufts Medical Center was arrested over the weekend after he was allegedly clocked traveling at 118 miles per hour on a highway in New Hampshire, State Police said.

Dr. Adel M. Malek, 48, of Weston, was traveling on Interstate 89 South in Grantham, N.H., at 12:50 a.m. Sunday, when police clocked his vehicle traveling at 118 miles per hour in a 65-mile-per-hour zone, New Hampshire State Police said in a statement.

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Trooper Peter Hurkett stopped the 2011 Audi A8 and took Malek into custody on a reckless driving charge. He was released on bail, State Police said.

Malek’s nine-page driving record, which was released by the state Department of Transportation, indicates that his license has been suspended several times, he has been ticketed for speeding 19 times, and he has been involved in at least five accidents since the mid-1980s.

He is to return to Newport District Court for arraignment later this month, according to the clerk’s office said.

Malek is the chief of the division of neurovascular surgery at Tufts Medical Center and a professor at Tufts medical school.

He was in the office Monday but did not want to comment, his secretary said.

Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at jacqueline.tempera
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