Maine State Police announced Monday that they have located a purple sport utility vehicle that was involved in a high-speed chase last week and they have charged a man with eluding police and driving with a suspended license in connection with the incident.

Police working a detail at a construction zone Sept. 2 were passed by a 1999 Chevrolet Tracker speeding through the zone, police said. Police chased the vehicle – passing cars on the left and right – but as speeds approached 100 mph, police called off the pursuit out of concern for the public.

Police tracked down the person the car was registered to, Edwin Duquette, but learned he had recently sold it. That night, police arrested the new owner, Wayne King, on a warrant for failure to pay a fine after he was found in an apartment building in Lewiston, police said.

Police on Friday found the Tracker behind a home on Leighton Road in Durham.

Police charged King with eluding police and with aggravated operation of a vehicle after suspension.

David Hench can be contacted at 791-6327 or at:

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