Man who led police on chase arrested in Biddeford

Posted Aug. 18, 2011, at 7:08 p.m.

BIDDEFORD, Maine — Maine State Police say the man who led them on a high-speed chase on the Maine Turnpike early Wednesday morning was arrested on another charge in another car later that evening.

Biddeford police arrested Jack Coffey, 51, of Arundel on Wednesday evening on an unrelated charge of operating under the influence, according to a press release from the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Biddeford police contacted state police, and Coffey then was charged with a second OUI, eluding a police officer and two counts of speeding, all as a result of the early morning police chase.

A trooper reportedly pulled over a pickup with Coffey at the wheel for speeding around 3 a.m. Wednesday on the Maine Turnpike in Saco. Coffey reportedly sped off, eventually getting off in Arundel. The pickup was found abandoned behind a garage and police think he fled into nearby woods, according to Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Coffey then was stopped by Biddeford police on Wednesday evening while driving another vehicle.

He is free on bail and scheduled to appear in York County Superior Court on Sept. 28.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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