January 23, 2018
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Three Mass. men arrested after police chase over Maine-NH border

By Beth Brogan, BDN Staff

Kittery, Maine — Three Massachusetts men were arrested Tuesday afternoon after New Hampshire and Maine state and local police chased them by car and foot into Kittery.

New Hampshire state police trooper Andrew Frigon attempted to stop a 1996 Honda Civic on Interstate 95 in Greenland, N.H., at approximately 2:05 p.m. after allegedly clocking the vehicle at 108 miles per hour in a posted 65-mile-per-hour zone, according to a release from N.H. state police.

The Civic continued north, into the Portsmouth traffic circle and then back to I-95, crossing into Maine before leaving the interstate at Exit 1 and crashing into a snowbank at the end of Old Dennett Road South, state police said.

Three men then allegedly ran from the vehicle. Frigon was joined by Maine state troopers and officers from the Wells, Kittery and Elliot police, who located two of the men in a building at the Kittery Sewer Treatment Plant. The third suspect was arrested after a Wells Police Department canine unit tracked him down.

The operator of the car, Justin Santiago, 28, of Dorchester, Mass., was issued summonses for reckless operating, disobeying an officer and speeding. He will face additional charges in Maine, according to the release.

No further information was immediately available Wednesday morning.

Police ask witnesses or anyone with additional information about the crash to contact Frigon at (603) 223-8490 or by email at Andrew.Frigon@dos.nh.gov.

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