Police chase man around Fryeburg

FRYEBURG, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- After a car and foot chase around Fryeburg Wednesday night, police arrested a man on several charges, including criminal speed and driving to endanger.

Around 9:30 p.m. a Fryeburg officer saw a white 2000 GMC pickup truck fail to stop at a stop sign. The alleged driver, 21-year-old Marcus Buzzell, spun his tires and then accelerated to high speeds, heading north on Route 5. The officer tried to catch up with the truck and found it had spun out at the intersection of Corn Shop Road and Route 5. Police said the officer pulled his cruiser beside the truck as the driver was trying to accelerate from the ditch. Buzzell then allegedly spun from the ditch and struck the front end of the cruiser, causing damage. Buzzell then allegedly attempted to elude the officer and continued down Corn Shop Road and then a field access road. Police said he drove down the muddy field road for about three-fourths of a mile, until he fled on foot.

At this point of the chase, a State Police K9 unit came to assist Fryeburg Police and Oxford County Deputies. Police said the K9 track continued from the vehicle for about 3.75 miles in the direction of Buzzell's residence on West Fryeburg Road. The track ended, but police said shortly after, Buzzell turned himself in a the Fryeburg Police Department.

"Buzzell is cooperating with investigators. He stated that he ran because he didn't want to get another ticket and thought he could get away," said acting Chief of Police Joshua Potvin

Police charged Buzzell with aggravated criminal mischief, refusing to stop for a law enforcement officer, criminal speed, driving to endanger and various other traffic related infractions. The Oxford County Jail is holding Buzzell.


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