Man refuses to pull over for police and crashes into tree
WOOLWICH (WGME) -- A routine traffic stop ends with a driver crashing into a tree.
That man is in critical condition at Maine Medical Center.
This smashed-up vehicle is the one police say Stephen Smith was driving when they tried to stop him for speeding on Route 1 in Woolwich.
Police say Smith refused to stop at first, and then pulled over for the officer but, when a second officer arrived, Smith took off again.
Police found Smith's truck a half-mile away.
They say he lost control, hit a tree and was thrown from the truck.
The crash shut down Route 127 for 4 hours.
They don't know why Smith didn't stop.