June 24, 2018
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York County man arrested after allegedly leading police through 8 towns, across N.H. border

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

ACTON, Maine — A pursuit that began in Scarborough, crossed the border into New Hampshire and ended in York County landed a Newfield man in jail Monday night, police said.

A Scarborough officer conducted a traffic stop about 10 p.m. Monday on William Zerveskes, 31, and he fled the scene while the officer was doing routine checks, according to Chief Deputy William King of the York County Sheriff’s Office.

Zerveskes had multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest, King said. After fleeing the traffic stop, he headed toward Buxton.

King said York County sheriff’s deputies were alerted when the pursuit headed into Hollis and toward Waterboro, and York County authorities spotted Zerveskes on routes 202 and 5 and Waterboro, where he was traveling 75 mph in a 35 mph zone.

Police from Buxton and Scarborough eventually broke off and let the York County Sheriff’s Office take over, and King said Zerveskes eventually topped 100 mph along the Range Road in Limerick.

He eventually wound up crossing the border into Wakefield, N.H., but quickly reversed course and headed back into Newfield and eventually into Acton, where he stopped on Mann Road and surrendered, King said.

Zerveskes wound up leading police through eight communities before he gave up, and the 30-minute chase averaged speeds of 70-80 mph, the chief deputy said.

York County deputies charged Zerveskes with eluding an officer, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and violation of bail, and Scarborough and Buxton police are expected to file charges as well, King said.

Zerveskes’ warrants included failing to appear on numerous charges, including OUI, illegal possession of hydrocodone, unlawful possession of a scheduled drug and two counts of operating a vehicle under a suspended license.

Zerveskes remains at the York County Jail and awaits a Nov. 6 court date.

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