High-speed chase through Old Town ends in crash

3:33 PM, May 5, 2013   |    comments
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OLD TOWN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A Brewer man is facing several charges after leading police on a high-speed chase through Old Town that ended in a crash early Saturday morning.

The Old Town Police Department said it received a request from the Penobscot County Sheriff's office around 12:30 a.m. Saturday to assist in locating a green sedan with a loud exhaust heading into Old Town from Milford.

Old Town police later spotted the car heading north on Route 2 at a high rate of speed.  Sgt. Hashey with the Old Town Police Department caught up with the vehicle in Milford, and attempted to stop it as it turned onto Call Road and then into a trailer park. After failing to stop, the vehicle got back on the Call Road, turned onto Route 2, and then headed towards Old Town again.

Police continued to pursue the car through Old Town, before it lost control and crashed on Route 43 near the Stagecoach Road in Alton. The car left the road and hit several trees.

The driver of the car, who has been identified as 32-year-old Jason Cook from Brewer, was found in serious condition and was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor to be treated for his injuries.

Police said Cook is facing several charges, including criminal speeding, driving to endanger, eluding an officer, and violation of conditions of release.

Police are investigating to see if drugs and/or alcohol were factors in the incident.

The crash remains under investigation by the Penobscot County Sheriff's office.  


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