FRYEBURG TRAFFIC STOP ENDS IN CONWAY

by Gair on July 16, 2013

POLICE IN FRYEBURG, MAINE SAY CONWAY POLICE TOOK CUSTODY OF A 26-YEAR-OLD ALBANY, NEW HAMPSHIRE MAN EARLY TUESDAY MORNING AFTER THE MAN ALLEGEDLY FOUGHT WITH A FRYEBURG OFFICER IN CENTER CONWAY.

FRYEBURG POLICE LT. MICHAEL McALLISTER SAYS STEPHAN SHANNON OF EASY AVE. “GOT INTO A TUSSLE” WITH FRYEBURG OFFICER THOMAS HUNDLEY AFTER HUNDLEY INITIALLY TRIED TO STOP SHANNON NEAR C.N. BROWN ON MAIN ST. IN FRYEBURG.

IT HAPPENED SHORTLY BEFORE 2 A.M.

HUNDLEY SAYS HE TRIED TO PULL SHANNON OVER FOR SPEEDING AND SHANNON ALLEGEDLY CONTINUED TO DRIVE WESTBOUND ON ROUTE 302 TOWARD CONWAY, GOING MORE THAN A MILE IN A RED 2002 FORD F-350 PICKUP TRUCK WITH HUNDLEY BEHIND HIM, BEFORE PULLING OVER AT THE STATE LINE STORE JUST OVER THE NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE LINE IN CENTER CONWAY.

CONWAY POLICE SGT. GEORGE WALKER SAYS ONE OF HIS OFFICERS RESPONDED TO THE STORE’S PARKING LOT – WHERE HUNDLEY ALLEGES SHANNON FOUGHT WITH HIM – AND TOOK SHANNON INTO CUSTODY.

WALKER SAYS SHANNON FACES ADDITIONAL CHARGES OF DWI AND RESISTING ARREST BECAUSE HE CROSSED OVER THE STATE LINE INTO NEW HAMPSHIRE.

SHANNON HAD A PASSENGER IN HIS PICKUP AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT.

IN MAINE, SHANNON FACES CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, FAILING TO STOP FOR AN OFFICER, REFUSING TO SUBMIT TO ARREST OR DETENTION (PHYSICAL FORCE) AND SPEEDING 15 TO 19 MILES OVER THE SPEED LIMIT.

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