Maine State Police catch rash of speeders last week

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Posted June 03, 2011, at 9:14 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Maine State Police troopers stopped a number of speeders in the last week who exceeded 100 mph on Interstate 95, including one man who was stopped twice by Trooper Chris Hashey.

Another speeding stop also resulted in the passenger getting charged for possession of diverted prescription drugs, Trooper Michael Johnston said on Friday.

Wesley Chasse, 25, of Bangor was stopped May 25 for going 108 mph on his motorcycle on I-95 in Bangor.

“It was the second time in two weeks that Chasse was stopped for speeding — both times by Trooper Christopher Hashey, who was driving an unmarked cruiser,” Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland wrote in his weekly news release.

Hashey also charged Nathan McGinnis, 19, of Palmyra with speeding 103 mph on I-95 in Etna on May 26, McCausland said.

Daniel Fox, 25, of Orrington also was stopped for speeding on May 27 by Trooper Kyle Willette, who clocked him going 101 mph on I-95 in Bangor.

Johnston stopped Jeffrey Roberts, 31, of Plymouth on May 23 for going 80 mph on I-95 in Bangor and ended up charging him and his passenger, Brent Grace, 51, of Etna.

“I found a prescription bottle with several different prescriptions” on Grace, the trooper said.

He was charged with felony unlawful possession of hydrocodone and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs for the suboxone. Grace also had diverted clonazepam (klonopin) and Tylenol with codeine, which may lead to future charges, Johnston said.

Roberts was given a speeding ticket for speeding 15 mph over the posted speed limit, and Grace was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released.

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