Car Crashes in Island Falls After High-Speed Chase
Two men have been charged after a high-speed chase in southern Aroostook County Thursday evening ended when the vehicle crashed on a sharp turn.
Maine State Police say that just before 7 p.m., Trooper Tim Saucier was on I-95 in Sherman monitoring northbound traffic when he clocked a vehicle at 115 mph. Saucier activated his emergency lights and siren and began to pursue the vehicle, a 2005 Chrysler Sebring. Eventually, the trooper was able to catch up to the car, but the driver refused to stop.
Trooper Saucier continued to chase the vehicle on I-95 at speeds of well over 100 mph until it exited the highway at Island Falls. Police say the car turned onto Route 159 and traveled a short distance before the driver lost control and crashed on a sharp turn. Saucier removed the driver and passenger from the vehicle and arrested them both.
The operator, 24-year-old Nathan Love of Minot, was charged with Criminal Speed, Failure to Stop for a Law Enforcement Officer, Operating Without a License, and Operating Under the Influence. His passenger, 25-year-old Nathaniel Bourget of Millinocket, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear on an assault charge and also charged with Violating Conditions of Release.
State Police say there were no injuries in the crash and both the driver and his passenger were taken to the Aroostook County Jail.
The car had to be towed from the scene.