"Crash" Actor Busted For Going 106 MPH In a 65 MPH Zone

NEWBURY, Vt. (AP) -- Actor Matt Dillon was charged with driving at an excessive speed for allegedly going 106 mph on an interstate highway, Vermont State Police said.

Dillon, 44, of New York, was pulled over by a trooper on Interstate 91 in Newbury about 10 p.m. EST Tuesday. He was driving a rented 2009 Chevrolet Impala.

The posted speed limit is 65 mph, so Dillon was charged criminally under a statute that bans going more than 30 mph above the limit while traveling 60 mph or more.

He is scheduled to appear in Vermont District Court on Jan. 21. If convicted, he could get three months in jail and be fined $300.

"We're trying to treat him no different than we would anyone else," said Sgt. Tara Thomas, a State Police spokeswoman.

Dillon's publicist, Staci Wolfe, declined comment.

Dillon received a best supporting actor Oscar nomination for "Crash." His screen credits also include "There's Something About Mary," "Herbie Fully Loaded" and "The Flamingo Kid."

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  • by Amedeus Location: Greenville on Dec 31, 2008 at 02:57 PM
    Sooooooooo what? Why does the media always try their best to exploit famous people? And just in case someone didnt know who he was, they post up all his movie credits just like they posted up Charles Barkley's accomplishments on his suspicion of a DUI. The second a news stations OWN gets in trouble, you dont hear anything about it.

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