NH man who called himself Santa Claus arrested after nearly 50-mile high-speed chase
CLINTON, Maine (AP) — This Santa made the naughty list.
Maine State Police say they arrested a driver who called himself Santa Claus following a nearly 50-mile chase on Tuesday. They learned the Jeep had been stolen from New Hampshire.
Police said the chase started in Clinton when an officer attempted to stop the driver for a traffic violation.
Speeds reached 112 miles an hour before spike strips were deployed in Newburgh. The Jeep continued north riding on rims along Interstate 95 to Bangor, where Christos Kassaras, 54, of Goffstown, New Hampshire, was finally stopped and arrested, police said.
It wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer.
His mother said she hadn't talked to him and had no comment.
Kassaras was jailed on charges of eluding an officer, criminal speed, driving to endanger, unauthorized use of property, refusing to submit to arrest, and passing a roadblock.