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Standish man allegedly leads police on high-speed chase through 5 towns

Multiple law enforcement agencies joined the pursuit, which police say reached more than 100 miles per hour.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Police say a Standish man led officers from several agencies on a high-speed chase from Brunswick to Wiscasset before he was stopped near Big Al's in Wiscasset Monday afternoon.

Pasquale Lapomarda, 21, sped past a state trooper in a 2004 Range Rover on Route 1 in Brunswick around 4 p.m., Maine Department of Public Safety Spokeswoman Shannon Moss said Tuesday.

Lapomarda drove north on Route 1 into West Bath and Bath, allegedly reaching 102 miles per hour, Moss said. He eventually slowed down but did not stop for commuter traffic. 

Troopers briefly stopped the chase, citing dangerous speeds, but later initiated a traffic stop after state police received multiple reports of the speeding Range Rover, Moss said.

Wiscasset police used tired deflating strips that flattened both of the vehicle's back tires, and Lapomarda was taken into custody by Wiscasset police and Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies. He was charged with eluding an officer, criminal speed, passing a roadblock, and reckless conduct. 

Lapomarda was taken by ambulance to Mid Coast Hospital for evaluation, Moss said.

His condition was not immediately available late Tuesday afternoon.