Freeport teen driver arrested after going about 100 mph, police say

Posted March 07, 2013, at 6:13 p.m.

FREEPORT, Maine — A 17-year-old Freeport boy was arrested Wednesday night after passing a patrol cruiser at more than twice the legal speed limit on Route 1, police said.

Freeport police Officer Brandon Paxton was traveling south on Route 1 near the intersection of South Freeport Road when he saw a car come up quickly behind him and accelerate, Lt. Susan Nourse said Thursday.

Paxton pursued the car for approximately two miles before the driver pulled to the side of the road and stopped.

Nourse said the car was traveling approximately 100 mph in a 45-mph zone.

The teenager was charged with speeding 30 mph or more over the speed limit, unsafe passing of a vehicle, driving to endanger and eluding an officer. He is scheduled to appear in Cumberland County Court on May 15.

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