FARMINGTON, Maine — A Kingfield man was arrested on Wednesday evening after police say he led officers from multiple agencies on a high-speed pursuit.
Farmington police had attempted to stop John Hinkley near the intersection of Routes 4 and 27 but he refused to stop, according to Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols.
The pursuit reached speeds of up to 85 miles per hour and continued into Strong, according to Nichols.
Deputy Kevin Hartley managed to slow Hinkley’s vehicle down by deploying a spike mat in Strong, which deflated all four of Hinkley’s tires. Kinkley pulled over soon after that and was arrested, the sheriff said.
Hinkley was charged with eluding a police officer, driving to endanger, criminal speeding, OUI and refusing to submit to arrest and was taken to the Franklin County Jail.