RANGELEY — A young man from Oquossoc was arrested Tuesday night after his vehicle crashed into a guardrail on Route 4.

David Dutile, 19, was charged with failing to stop for an officer and speeding, police Chief Dennis Leahy said.

Dutile’s 2003 Audi A6 was clocked at 75 mph in a 50 mph zone by a Rangeley officer, he said. The Audi was headed toward Oquossoc; the officer toward Rangeley.

When the officer flipped on the cruiser lights, the Audi driver “punched it and took off,” Leahy said. The officer turned around and when he caught up to the car, it had crashed into a guardrail, he said.

The driver was not injured, but the vehicle and guardrail were damaged.

Dutile was arrested by Officer Jared Austin on a charge of failing to stop for an officer and was also given a speeding ticket, he said.

Dutile was released Wednesday from Franklin County Detention Center on $1,500 unsecured bail and has a court appearance scheduled for Sept. 23.

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