PORTLAND — A 48-year-old South Portland man faces multiple charges after police say he crashed his car into a guardrail while trying to escape a traffic stop today.

Jonathan Hines was driving inbound on Brighton Avenue at 3:20 a.m. when Portland police attempted to pull him over for speeding. Hines didn’t stop and tried to drive down Bedford Street but lost control and hit a guardrail near the University of Southern Maine.

A female passenger was taken to Maine Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.

Hines tried to get away and police grabbed him, then had to use a Taser to disable Hines so they could take him into custody, police said. He was charged with failure to stop for police, driving to endanger, driving with a suspended license and refusing to submit to arrest, police said.


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