Dillon’s Need For Speed

Crash actor Matt Dillon, 44, was busted on Tuesday night for going 106 mph in a 60 mph zone. Crash. Feel the irony.

Apparently, Dillon thought he was on the Autobahn in Germany instead of a road in icy and rural Newbury, Vermont.

Police pulled him over at around 10:00 p.m. after radar tracked him heading north at an alarming rate of speed, according to Vermont State Police Sgt. Tara Thomas.  Because he was driving so high over the limit, he was taken into custody and charged with driving at an excessive speed.

Dillon was piloting a rented 2009 Chevy Impala.  His court date is set for January 21 in Vermont’s Orange County Court.  If found guilty, he faces three months in jail and $300 fine.

The most beloved role of the former boyfriend of Cameron Diaz was probably as her improbable stalker in There’s Something About Mary.  Dillon’s due to hit the big screen this year in director Rod Lurie’s Nothing But the Truth.  The film’s story line seems to be taken from newspaper headlines of a few years back: A female reporter who outed a CIA agent faces jail time for refusing to reveal her source.

Unless he wants to share a cell with his fictional co-star, perhaps Matt should stick to boating.

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