Canadian Biker Speeds Through Houlton Border without Stopping
A New Brunswick man faces multiple charges after speeding through the Houlton border crossing and leading police on a pursuit.
East Millinocket Police were asked to help locate the motorcycle shortly before 2:00 Monday afternoon. They were told that the bike, driven by 27-year-old Jeremy Richard of New Brunswick, Canada had just passed through the Houlton border crossing with stopping at U.S. Customs. The Border Patrol notified police, as they chased the motorcycle southbound on I-95, sometimes reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. As the motorcycle neared Medway, officers clocked it at more than 150 miles per hour and alerted police in the area.
A Maine Forest Service helicopter flew above the interstate, keeping East Millinocket Police apprised of the motorcycle's progress. When Richard left the interstate in Medway, an officer attempted to get him to stop on the Medway Road, but he refused to pull over. Police gave chase, traveling through several streets in Millinocket before Richard finally stopped on Katahdin Avenue. East Millinocket Police took him into custody, without further incident.
Jeremy Richard was arrested for eluding an officer. Charges of criminal speeding, failure to stop for law enforcement, driving to endanger, and reckless conduct have also been requested. He was then turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol for failing to stop at the Port of Entry.
Participating in this investigation were the U.S. Border Patrol, Maine State Police, East Millinocket Police, Maine Forest Service, and dispatchers at the Penobscot Regional Communications Center and the Bangor Regional Communications Center.
The incident remains under investigation.
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