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Rumford woman arrested after driving double the speed limit, evading officers

Grant was caught going nearly double the speed limit twice in a span of a few hours.

TURNER (NEWS CENTER Maine) -- Androscoggin County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a woman on Monday for criminal speeding on multiple occasions in the span of less than four hours.

On March 5, deputies stopped 41-year-old Heather Grant, of Rumford, for traveling 88 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone on Route 4 in Turner. She was issued a criminal summons for criminal speed with a court date to appear for arraignment and released.

A short time later, deputies tried to stop a vehicle on Route 4, which did not stop. Deputies later gave up chase.

Just after midnight on March 6, the same deputy that initially stopped Grant on Route 4 in Turner, recognized her car from the previous two incidents, recording her speed at 89 mph in a 45 mph zone. As they attempted to stop her, she took off at speeds over 100 mph. Deputies ended the pursuit and notified Rumford Police.

A short time later officers from the Rumford Police Department reported they had the vehicle stopped. Sheriff's deputies took Grant into custody, and charged her with criminal speed and Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer.

Heather was transported to the Androscoggin County Jail where she is being held.

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