LEWISTON — A 29-year-old man who police said led them on a car chase down Lisbon Street in September denied eight related charges Wednesday.

James Hill Androscoggin County Jail photo

James Hill of 1190 Lisbon St. appeared with his attorney in 8th District Court where he pleaded not guilty to eight charges stemming from the incident, including eluding an officer, a Class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

A judge set bail at $750 cash. Conditions of his release include no use or possession of illegal drugs, for which he is subject to random search and testing.

Police said Hill was driving a black 2007 Audi on Maple Street when police attempted to stop him, but he continued onto Lisbon Street before pulling into a driveway.

Hill requested to be taken to St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, where he remained for several hours.

He is due back in court on Feb. 22.

James Hill (Androscoggin County Jail photo)

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