Actor Matt Dillon charged with speeding in Vermont

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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