Police Chase Ends with Spike Mats & Overturned Vehicle [PHOTO]
State Police say a Portland man was injured this morning after his car being chased by police overturned along Route 35 in Standish.
The chase began in Freeport when Freeport Police recognized 33 year old Raymond Ireland behind the wheel. Ireland was wanted on a number of charges, according to police.
He is now being treated at Maine Medical Center in Portland for non-life threatening injuries.
Freeport Police broke off the chase and Troopers later spotted the vehicle on the Falmouth Spur of the turnpike, but also broke off the pursuit because of Ireland’s erratic driving, said police.
The car was later tracked down in the Gorham-Standish area and Troopers, assisted by Cumberland County Deputies, located the car and chased it along Route 35.
The chase ended when deputies put out spike mats that deflated the fleeing car’s tires. The car, which was overdue from Enterprise Car Rental, overturned near Woodrow Drive and came to rest on its wheels, police said.
Charges from this morning’s chase will be lodged against Ireland, once he is released from the hospital.