SACO, Maine — A 28-year-old Plymouth man was arrested Thursday after he fled from Maine State Police after a traffic stop in Saco, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said in a news release.
Kevin Switzer is charged with eluding a police officer and aggravated operating after revocation of his driver’s license.
Switzer was pulled over by Trooper Christopher Rogers on the Saco Spur off the Maine Turnpike, McCausland said.
Rogers had stopped Switzer for suspicion of having a revoked driver’s license.
As Rogers was climbing out of his cruiser to approach the the car, Switzer allegedly took off, starting a chase that continued onto Route 1 in Saco and ended behind Hannaford Supermarket on Route 1, where Switzer’s car was located.
Rogers spotted Switzer in a boggy area behind the building and took him into custody after both were in waist-high mud and water, McCausland said.
Switzer was taken to the Saco Police Department, where he made bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 20.
McCausland said Switzer’s driving record indicated that his license was revoked for failing to pay fines and for an accumulation of points on his license.