29 Mar Breaking from WCME News 9: A Long Police Chase That Began in Freeport
A man has been injured today after his car was chased by police–a chase that began in Freeport–and it was a chase that stopped and started before finally ending with the car overturning over 30 miles away in Standish.
The chain of events began with Freeport police recognizing 33-year-old Raymond Ireland, wanted in some theft-related incidents in Freeport, behind the wheel. Eventually Freeport officers broke off the chase and state troopers spotted the vehicle on the Falmouth spur of the turnpike, but also broke off pursuit because of Ireland’s erratic driving.
Later on the car was located in the Gorham-Standish area and troopers, assisted by Cumberland County sheriffs’ deputies, pursued the vehicle along Route 35, with the chase ending when deputies put out spike mats that deflated the fleeing car’s tires.
Finally the vehicle came to rest of its wheels. It’s expected that a slew of charges will be lodged against Ireland, once he is released from the hospital.