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Florida man arrested for driving 171 miles per hour in New Hampshire, police say

A motorcyclist was arrested after he was clocked going 171 miles per hour in New Hampshire on May 21, police said.New Hampshire State Police

The legendary “Florida Man” strikes again.

A man hailing from the Sunshine State was arrested Sunday after he was clocked going a jaw-dropping 171 mph on a motorcycle in Exeter, N.H., police said.

Christopher Unghire, 36, of Port St. Lucie, Fla. was driving on Route 101 around 5:15 p.m. when a State Police trooper clocked him going 120 mph, State Police said. He then accelerated to 160 mph, police said. The speed limit on this section of road was 55 mph, police said.

The trooper alerted a colleague positioned ahead of the motorcycle who recorded his speed at 171 mph, police said.


Unghire was stopped by police and arrested on charges of reckless driving, reckless conduct, and aggravated driving while intoxicated. He was released on personal recognizance and is scheduled to be arraigned in Hampton Circuit Court on June 1, police said.

On July 31, 2022, a trooper clocked an orange Corvette on Interstate 93 in Ashland, N.H., going 161 mph, police said. Three years before that, a driver was arrested after driving 142 mph on Interstate 95.

That driver was from New Jersey.

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