Frenchville woman still at large after high speed chase
According to the Aroostook County Sheriff’s office, Finley was apprehended by police on Wednesday morning. The Sheriff’s Office says Finley led police on a second chase after stealing a vehicle. We will have more information as it becomes available.
On October 12, 2020, at approximately 5:58 PM, Deputy Jesse Belanger was patrolling the Madawaska Lake area on Route 161 when he attempted a traffic stop on a gold Ford Fusion traveling northbound. Deputy Belanger engaged the cruiser’s lights and sirens and the Ford Fusion failed to stop, reaching speeds of 105miles per hour. The pursuit went approximately 7.5 miles and came to an end when the Fusion failed to negotiate a turn and went off the roadway. The driver, who was identified as Britteny Finley (32 years old) of Frenchville, and a 26 year old male passenger fled the scene and ran into the woods. A perimeter was set up and a search was conducted. The male passenger was later located and released after questioning but Finley was not apprehended. Finley is still at large and a warrant has been entered for her arrest for eluding a police officer, failure to submit to arrest or detention, driving to endanger, criminal speed, operating after suspension and violating conditions of release.
It was also learned during the investigation that Finley has five outstanding warrants for various charges in Maine and South Carolina. The Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Maine State Police, US Border Patrol, North Lakes Fire and ASI ambulance service. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Twins Towing Service out of Fort Kent.
If anyone has information on this incident or knowledge of the whereabouts of Finley they are asked to contact the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office at 532-3471 or the Aroostook County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-638-8477.
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