Biddeford man arrested after 36-mile chase on turnpike

Posted June 06, 2011, at 5:47 p.m.
Last modified June 06, 2011, at 6:23 p.m.

BIDDEFORD, Maine — Maine State Police say a Biddeford man is facing charges after leading troopers on a 36-mile chase on the Maine Turnpike.

Police say the chase began near the New Gloucester toll plaza when a trooper tried to pull over 60-year-old Peter Hamilton for speeding.

Rather than stop, Hamilton allegedly led police on a pursuit that didn’t end until Biddeford. That’s where his car tires were deflated by a spike mat put out by police.

After his arrest, Hamilton was taken to Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford for a medical evaluation and to be treated for a bite from a state police dog when he resisted arrest.

 

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