AUGUSTA — A 28-year-old city man who police say was involved in two high-speed chases Thursday night before crashing his vehicle and fleeing across the ice on Cobbossee Lake turned himself in Sunday night.

Steven N. Black surrendered at the Augusta Police Station, according to Maine State Trooper Jesse Duda.

Duda said Monday that Black fled from him after police had initially tried to stop Black’s Pontiac Grand Am on U.S. Route 202 in Manchester. The chase was broken off when speeds topped 100 mph.

Winthrop police also were involved in the chase about 8 p.m. Thursday.

The vehicle then crashed into a tree off Pond Road in Manchester near the West Gardiner line, and the driver fled on foot.

After Black was identified as the suspect, Duda said he sought a warrant for his arrest.

Black was initially held without bail at the Kennebec County jail. On Monday, a judge set bail at $2,000 cash.

Black was charged with operating after suspension, eluding an officer, violating conditions of release, driving to endanger, speeding more than 30 mph over the speed limit and leaving the scene of an accident, Duda said.


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