Windham man arrested after allegdly fleeing traffic stop

11:55 AM, May 8, 2013   |    comments
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WINDHAM, Maine (AP) - A Windham man is facing charges after police say he fled a traffic stop and led officers on a high-speed chase that reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

Police say it started at about 10:30 p.m. Monday when police tried to pull over a car for having a rear plate light out. The car instead sped away.

The car eventually got boxed in on a dead end, and the driver ran into the woods.

Police using dogs eventually flushed the man out of the woods and arrested him at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The man, identified as 33-year-old Matthew Higgins, was charged with eluding an officer, criminal speeding and driving to endanger.

He is being held without bail at the Cumberland County jail.

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