MACHIAS – A driver operating with a suspended license led police on a high-speed chase in Machias over the weekend.
20-year-old Nicholas Bilger didn’t get far before his car became stuck in the mud at the Route 1 and Route 92 intersection. Machias Police Sergeant Tim Mace tried to stop Bilger on Saturday for having illegally tinted windows. He says Bilger took off instead of pulling over.
Speeds reached about 80 miles per hour before Bilger got stuck. He was taken to the Washington County Jail. In addition to having a suspended license, Bilger was wanted on a failure to appear warrant and the car was un-inspected, uninsured and unregistered.