updated 1/7/2011 7:48:59 PM ET 2011-01-08T00:48:59

The older man cruising along Interstate 95 in Connecticut could have been just another traveler — except that he was in an electric wheelchair, in the breakdown lane, while cars and trucks barreled along a few yards away.

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The mystery of the unidentified man in the cozy blue coat and sunglasses is leaving some chuckling, including witnesses who videotaped his unorthodox trip Thursday along the breakdown lane and off an exit in Fairfield.

Connecticut State Police say their troopers didn't encounter the intrepid traveler, but surely would have warned him about what vehicles are — and aren't — allowed on the highway.

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