Police & Fire

Fort Kent man arrested after failing to stop for an officer, driving with a suspended license

FORT KENT, Maine — Police arrested a Fort Kent man who allegedly drove away after a Fort Kent police officer notified the man that he was not legally allowed to operate a motor vehicle. 

Shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 9, Fort Kent Police Officer Dan Shaw came into contact with Jason Davenport, 48, who allegedly was operating a 2003 Buick sedan in the parking lot of an East Main Street business. 

Shaw notified Davenport that Davenport’s driver’s license had been suspended, and he would need to be transported by a licensed driver.

Davenport allegedly disregarded what the officer said, and allegedly left the scene operating the Buick. 

Shaw followed in a Fort Kent police cruiser and signaled Davenport to stop, but Davenport continued west on Main Street as the officer pursued him in the police cruiser. 

Davenport finally stopped his vehicle at the parking lot of the U.S. Customs building next to the International Bridge, according to Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier. 

Police charged Davenport with refusing to stop for a law enforcement officer and operating a motor vehicle after license suspension.

Davenport is scheduled to appear Wednesday, June 2, at Fort Kent District Court on the charges. 

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