Dixfield man pleads to eluding police

PARIS — A Dixfield man admitted in Oxford County Superior Court on Wednesday to leading police on a high-speed chase last August and will serve 60 days in jail.

Oxford County Jail photo

Derrik Knox

Derrik Knox, 26, of Peru, pleaded guilty Wednesday to eluding an officer and a misdemeanor habitual offender charge for driving after his license had been revoked. An aggravated operating after revocation was lowered to the misdemeanor charge in exchange for his plea.

According to Assistant District Attorney Richard Beauchesne, on Aug. 6, 2012, Dixfield police officer Jeffrey Howe saw a speeding car and signaled it to pull over. Howe turned on the cruiser's sirens and lights, but Knox reached “a reckless rate of speed” before finally pulling over.

For eluding an officer, Knox was sentenced to 18 months with all but 60 days suspended, plus 100 hours of community service and a $500 fine. For the misdemeanor charge, he got 60 days, to be served concurrently with the other sentence.


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Tony Capola's picture

Eluding Police

I hope the judge's sentence wiped that stupid grin off him face but I doubt it.
Knox is NOT a hero and this was not the kind of stunt that should be viewed by his peers as heroic.
Let's hope the Secretary of State manages to impose administrative sanctions that will keep him out of the driver's seat for a very long time.


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