Union man jailed after police say he led them on high-speed chase

Posted Dec. 31, 2013, at 8:59 a.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — A 28-year-old Union man remained at the Knox County Jail on Tuesday morning following his arrest early Sunday after police said he led them on a high-speed chase on slick roads.

Arthur Andrews was charged with aggravated operating after revocation, eluding a police officer and criminal operating under the influence.

According to an affidavit by Rockland police in Rockland District Court, officers stopped at the Circle K convenience store at the intersection of Camden and Front streets. They noticed an apparently intoxicated couple at the store. They then waited outside in the cruiser and observed the couple get into a vehicle.

Before officers could stop the vehicle, Andrews sped off across Camden Street and up Cedar Street, turned right onto Brewster Street and onto Maverick. He then drove west on Route 17. As officers pursued, Andrews passed vehicles and went through a red light at the intersection of Old County Road.

Police lost the vehicle in Rockport by the Green Thumb.

Officers reviewed video from the store and were able to track the vehicle to Andrews’ home in Union. He denied driving but the female passenger said he had been driving and she was scared for her safety because of his driving.

Andrews was arrested and remains at the Knox County Jail in lieu of $4,000 cash bail.

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