NEWRY — A man who’s been wanted in New Hampshire for nine years has been caught at a traffic safety roadblock in Maine.

The Oxford County Sheriff’s Office says deputies set up a roadblock last month to educate motorists about safe driving habits and differences between Maine, New Hampshire and Canadian motor laws.

Deputies became suspicious when one vehicle turned around just before the roadblock.

When the car was stopped, a male passenger, identified as 36-year-old Jeffrey Dewhurst, fled into the woods but later turned himself in.

Authorities tell the Sun Journal he was wanted on a New Hampshire warrant issued March 2003 on a charge of failure to appear/habitual offender driving while intoxicated.

Dewhurst was charged with being a fugitive and taken to Oxford County Jail to await extradition.

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