Madawaska High Speed Chase Leads To Meth Charges
Two Aroostook County men are facing multiple charges after a police pursuit with speeds topping 100 miles per hour.
The pursuit began at around 8:00 in the morning on Saturday, when the car failed to stop for Madawaska Police. Several law enforcement agencies tried to locate the vehicle before it was spotted by Game Wardens traveling southbound on Route 161. They were also unable to get the driver to stop, as the vehicle's speed exceeded 100 miles per hour. The Wardens continued to follow the car until they found it at the intersection of Allen's Alley and Route 161 in the Rainbow Cove area of Madawaska Lake. Both occupants of the vehicle had fled on foot.
A search was launched, involving State Police, Aroostook County Sheriff's Deputies, Maine Wardens and their aircraft, and a State Police K-9. The dog quickly located Wayne Neely and Jesse Dewley, both of Fort Fairfield and they were arrested.
Neely, who was the driver, is charged with Eluding an Officer, 2 counts of Driving to Endanger, Criminal Speeding, Illegal Attachment of Registration Plates, Operating After Suspension, and Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Crash. Both Neely and Dewley were also charged with Illegal Possession of methamphetamine. They were taken to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.
This investigation is ongoing.