Newport-Palmyra chase ends in Pittsfield woman’s arrest
This story was published on Feb. 14, 2006 on Page B2 in edition 3 of the Bangor Daily News
PALMYRA – An early morning traffic stop resulted in a two-county chase Monday that went from Newport to Palmyra, back through Newport and again to Palmyra before a Pittsfield woman was stopped and arrested.
Allison Hunt, 20, was charged with eluding a police officer, resisting arrest, operating under the influence of intoxicants, criminal speed and operating after suspension.
Newport Officer David Wintle noticed that the registration tags on Hunt’s 1996 Chevrolet had expired, and he tried to stop her car at about 1:50 a.m. on Route 100 in Newport, Newport Police Chief Leonard Macdaid said.
Hunt crossed over into Palmyra and pulled into a sporting goods shop, where Wintle thought she was going to stop. Instead, she sped away, racing back to Newport and out Route 2 to the Madawaska Road in Palmyra. On that road, Hunt drove onto Jeff Gordon Boulevard and ran into a nearby house where her friends lived, Macdaid said.