May 24, 2018
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Fairfield police stop speeding vehicle with spike mats, arrest driver

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

FAIRFIELD, Maine — Police arrested a 43-year-old Farmington Falls man on Friday after he eluded Skowhegan officers and was stopped by a spike mat in Fairfield.

Fairfield officers were told by Skowhegan police that Ernest Nault speeding toward town on Route 201, according to Fairfield Police Chief Tom Gould.

Gould said Nault was traveling about 103 mph when a Fairfield officer clocked his vehicle, but fortunately Sgt. Paul St. Amand was on patrol with a spike mat.

St. Amand managed to flatten two of Nault’s tires with the spike mat just north of town, the police chief said.

Nault was arrested without incident and charged by Fairfield police with passing a police roadblock and criminal speeding, both Class C felonies, Gould said. In addition, Nault is facing charges of eluding an officer, theft, attaching false plates and failing to register a motor vehicle out of Skowhegan.

He was brought to Somerset County Jail and later released on bail.


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