Criminal Speed

Augusta Pursuit

Nathan Hansell
Nathan Hansell, 38, of Augusta

An Augusta man is facing charges after a Trooper clocked him travelling over 100 miles per hour. 

On July 9, 2020, at approximately 11:30 p.m., a Trooper from Troop D was travelling westbound on Route 3 in Augusta when a vehicle came up behind them travelling at a high rate of speed. The Trooper clocked the vehicle on radar doing 109 MPH in a 50 MPH zone. A brief chase ensued, ending on Anthony Avenue in Augusta. 

The driver, Nathan Hansell, 38, of Augusta, was taken into custody and charged with Operating Under the Influence, Criminal Speed, Possession of Schedule W Drugs, and Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer. Hansell’s bail was set at $2500 cash. 

19-year-old facing charges for criminal speed

Gosselin and Jamo
Tpr. Jamo speaks with Benjamin Gosselin, 19, of Auburn.

AUBURN, Maine - A 19-year-old is facing multiple charges after being stopped travelling at double the posted speed limit.

On March 9, 2019, at approximately 4:40 p.m., Trooper Nathan Jamo of Troop B was patrolling eastbound on Minot Avenue in Auburn when he noticed a vehicle approaching him at an extreme rate of speed.

This particular portion of Minot Avenue is a 4-lane two-way road in which the traffic saturation was steady due to the Saturday evening commute. Trooper Jamo confirmed the operator’s speed at more than double the posted speed limit, 109 miles per hour in a 50 MPH zone. Trooper Jamo was able to stop the operator of the Audi A4 and identified him as Benjamin Gosselin, 19, of Auburn.

After a roadside chat about his dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, Gosselin was cited for Criminal Speed and failure to produce evidence of insurance. In addition to the Criminal Speed offense, Trooper Jamo will be requesting that the District Attorney’s Office consider a Driving to Endanger charge.

Tpr. Jamo clocked Gosselin at 109 mph in a 50 mph zone.


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