HOLDEN, Maine — A California woman was arrested on multiple charges Tuesday morning after she reportedly was caught speeding while trying to make her flight home.
Aurelia Hough, 28, of San Diego, Calif., first came to the attention of local law enforcement shortly before 11 a.m., when Penobscot County sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Fitch spotted her silver rental car traveling on Route 9 in Clifton at what he described as a speed of more than 30 mph over the posted speed limit, Holden police Officer Chris Greeley said Tuesday afternoon.
Greeley said that Hough managed to elude Fitch, who asked other area police to be on the lookout for the silver car, which he noted lacked a front license plate.
Greeley said he located a rental car matching that description on U.S. Route 1A and pulled it over in the Circle K parking lot. He then asked that Fitch come to the convenience store to confirm that the car he had stopped was the one Fitch was seeking.
In the meantime, Greeley asked that Hough’s license status be checked. California motor vehicle records indicated that her driver’s license was under suspension, which resulted in a charge of driving without a license.
Once he arrived, Fitch added a charge of speeding more than 30 mph over the posted speed limit.
Shortly after that, Greeley added a charge of operating under the influence. She was given an Intoxylizer test after she was taken to Penobscot County Jail.
Greeley said that Hough told officers that she was on her way home to San Diego, where she works as a model. She indicated that she had been in Maine to visit an aunt, who lives Down East. Greeley said Hough was released on bail later in the day.