April 20, 2018
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Wells police arrest driver after car chase through three towns

By Jennifer Feals, York County Coast Star

WELLS, Maine — Police arrested a New York man late Sunday night after he led police on an 18-mile chase spanning three towns.

The Wells Police Department received a complaint of an erratic driver on Route 1 by Mike’s Clam Shack at approximately 9:35 p.m. Sunday. Driver Robert Sherwood, 50, of 284 Wildwood Road, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., refused to stop, police said.

Sherwood traveled into Kennebunk and then back into Wells, driving over a spike mat and still refusing to stop for officers, police said. He continued, driving over a second spike mat and losing three tires, continuing on the rims of his vehicle, police said.

Sherwood continued into Ogunquit, followed by police for more than 18 miles at low speeds, before losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a snowbank while making a right turn at Cherry Lane in Ogunquit.

Sherwood was taken into custody at approximately 10:30 p.m. after a struggle. He was charged with passing a roadblock and was unable to post bail. He was transported to York County Jail.

The charges of operating under the influence, operating without a license, violating conditions of release and refusing to submit to arrest or detention will be requested from a York County Grand Jury.

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