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May 19, 2017 3:30 PM

Police: High-speed car chase started in Maine ended in NH after a foot pursuit


PORTSMOUTH — A New Hampshire is facing charges after a high-speed car chase that started in Kittery, Maine, and ended in Portsmouth in a foot pursuit.

Kittery police were notified at 1:36 a.m after a man got out of work early to find his Subaru missing. Police responded spotted the car about two minutes later.

Officers attempted to pull the driver over when he accelerated and started to head south on Interstate 95.

The pursuit reached over 100 mph before the driver crashed near Pease Golf Course in Portsmouth.

The man damaged a sign on the course before he took off on foot forcing police to chase him onto the runway, police said.

Police identified the driver of the stolen Subaru as Paul Brown, 38, of Portsmouth.

Brown was arrested and Portsmouth police say he is facing charges that include fugitive from justice, resisting arrest, as well as a felony count of receiving stolen property.

Kittery police said they have also issued warrants for Brown, including eluding an officer and theft by unauthorized taking.

Brown is being held at the Rockingham County Jail until his court date which hasn't been scheduled yet.

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