PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man police say was drunk when he led a state trooper on a car chase that reached speeds of 110 miles per hour before he crashed has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Authorities say Robby Beaulieu didn’t have a valid driver’s license and had a blood-alcohol content twice the legal limit to drive during the chase on Interstate 295 in March that ended with a crash that ejected Beaulieu into a snow bank. He was not seriously hurt.
The 42-year-old Beaulieu pleaded guilty to a variety of charges in connection with three separate cases. Prosecutors say he has seven drunken driving convictions.
The Portland Press Herald, reports that Beaulieu apologized in court Monday and said he was thankful no one was hurt.