April 21, 2018
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Man in Corvette leads police on chase through downtown Belfast

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff

BELFAST, Maine — A motorist driving an unregistered 1984 Corvette without a license Wednesday night led police on a brief chase through downtown Belfast.

The chase came to an end when David E. Connors, 53, of Searsport, ended up crashing the car behind Belfast District Court, according to Chief Mike McFadden of the Belfast Police Department.

It began a little before 11 p.m., when Officer Dan Fitzpatrick noticed a car being driven downtown had no license plates and also had a headlight out.
He signaled the driver to pull over, but instead Connors turned onto Cross Street, McFadden said.

“The officer turned his siren on and gave chase,” he said.

The Corvette progressed onto Spring Street and over High Street before crashing in the parking lot behind the court, the chief said. There was minimal property damage done.

Connors was charged with the criminal offenses of driving to endanger, operating without a license, failure to stop for an officer and operating an unregistered motor vehicle past 150 days. He also was issued civil summonses for failure to stop at a stop sign, not having an inspection sticker, not having proof of insurance, possession of a usable amount of marijuana and a seat belt violation.

He was arrested and taken to Waldo County Jail in Belfast to be charged.

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