The Associated Press
CUMBERLAND, Maine-A 16-year-old boy from Gray is in custody after being charged with eluding police, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase that hit speeds of more than 100 mph.The chase started around 9:30 p.m. Monday on Interstate 295 in Cumberland after police clocked the car going 106 mph, police said. But the driver refused to stop and led police on a chase that ended on Route 100 in Cumberland.
The chase came to an end when the driver's car hit a spike mat, narrowly missing a sheriff's deputy who had put it out. The suspect's vehicle was then rammed by a state trooper's vehicle.
The driver suffered minor injuries, and is being held at the Long Creek juvenile detention facility.
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The boy had gotten his driver's license five weeks ago, and was driving a car belonging to his mother, police said.