Tuesday, 19 June 2018 18:34

Tractor driver faces charges after leading police on a low-speed chase Featured

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EDDINGTON - A Searsport man was arrested Tuesday after leading police on an unusual chase in Brewer.

Todd Hill, 41, now faces charges of failing to stop for a police officer and driving to endanger.


But unlike some pursuits, this one turned out to be low speed.


It was late Tuesday morning when a Brewer officer spotted a farm tractor being driving erratically on North Main Street.


Police say he barely missed striking the officer's cruiser and was also knocking over traffic cones in a construction zone. They knew another construction zone was just down the road and it was time to get the tractor off the road.


"And it was down to one lane so we had to get him stopped before someone got hurt at that point," Brewer Police Chief Jason Moffitt said.


More officers joined the chase as it went toward Eddington.


Charlie Russell and his sister were traveling in the same direction and recorded as the chase went by.


"The individual was angry and initially pulled to the side, as I understand, and then continued on and refused to stop for the officer. And we eventually managed to get him stopped in Eddington," Moffitt said.


The driver made it just over the town line into Eddington where he pulled over and surrendered.


It was a slow speed chase that ended without anyone getting hurt.

Craig Colson

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Craig Colson became news director and anchor at WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox Bangor in December of 2012. He began his career in broadcasting in 1985 while working as a news photographer at another Bangor tele...