Ethan Steier / Photo, Connecticut State Police

WESTPORT — A 20-year-old man was reportedly clocked driving a BMW at more than 120 mph as he eluded state and local police early Sunday.

Ethan Steier, of Warren, N.J., was charged by State Police with reckless driving and disobeying the signal of an officer in connection with the incident.

Steier was initially spotted by a State Police trooper traveling at more than 120 mph on southbound Route 8 in Bridgeport — in a 55-mph zone — about 2 a.m. Sunday, according to the report.

The green BMW, with New Jersey license plates, driven by Steier eluded police and headed south on Interstate 95, eventually leaving the highway at Exit 18 in Westport.

Steier evaded state troopers and local police who attempted to stop him, according to the report, and left town heading north via the Merritt Parkway.

A short time later, the BMW was located by State and Trumbull police parked on Waller Road in Bridgeport, where Steier was taken into custody.

Steier, according to his LinkedIn page, is a student at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield and a track and cross-country athlete.

After he was formally charged, Steier was released after posting $1,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear on the charges Jan. 8 at state Superior Court in Bridgeport.