Woman arrested after high-speed chase through Lewiston-Auburn

Posted Nov. 28, 2012, at 6:43 a.m.

AUBURN, Maine — Police were called out Tuesday evening for a high-speed chase that crossed the Twin Cities, New Gloucester and Poland at speeds in excess of 80 mph before ending with an arrest in Auburn.

At about 6 p.m., a Honda driven by Heather Kullson, 21, of Lewiston led Lewiston police on a chase through the Bates College area, down Lisbon Street and onto the Maine Turnpike, where Maine State Police were notified and began pursuit.

Kullson left the turnpike and continued to give chase through Auburn, traveling at high rates of speed on Hotel Road and Kittyhawk Drive before being arrested without incident at about 7:15 p.m.

At the scene of the arrest, seven Maine State Police cruisers, one Lewiston cruiser and two Androscoggin County vehicles cordoned off the road and surrounded the Honda amid blue lights, dust and exhaust. During the pursuit, spike mats were deployed but were unable to stop Kullson before causing minor damage to several vehicles, including law enforcement vehicles.

Kullson was charged with two counts of eluding police, two counts of arson and one count of aggravated domestic violence assault. Lewiston police would not elaborate on the charges, citing that the investigation was ongoing and everyone involved was happy that the event ended without injury.

The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office, Lewiston and Auburn police departments and Maine State Police were involved in the chase.