Early Wednesday morning, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a silver Nissan Versa on River Road in Windham for erratic operation due to suspicion by the pursuing deputy that the operator was operating under the influence.

According to Capt. Don Goulet, the vehicle, driven by Rebecca Warren, 32, of 529 Main St. in Westbrook, failed to stop for the deputy and increased speed. A chase then ensued with top speeds of around 65 miles per hour at around 3:20 a.m.

The chase went from River Road onto Route 202, through South Windham village, around the Gorham rotary and continued onto Route 237 toward Standish. The deputy terminated the chase due to foggy conditions. A short time later the vehicle was located in a ditch with the vehicle’s two occupants, including a male passenger, fleeing. There was minor damage to the vehicle as the suspect had overshot her intended driveway and then backed into the ditch, Goulet said.

Warren was captured and is charged with eluding a police officer, operating after habitual offender revocation, operating under the influence, refusal to submit to arrest and violations of conditions of release.

Warren has a lengthy criminal history and driving record, Goulet said. The male passenger was not charged.


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