CAMDEN — A Camden man was arrested Sunday night, July 17, accused of eluding police by driving 100 mph through town.

Jason M. Taylor, 46, was charged with felony eluding an officer, and a misdemeanor count of violating a condition of release.

He was ordered held without bail by Justice Jeffrey Hjelm on a probation revocation motion filed by the district attorney’s office. Taylor made his initial appearance in the Knox County court Monday, July 18.

According to an affidavit filed by the Camden Police Department with the court, Officer Lucas Verrier attempted to stop a BMW operating on Bayview Street that had its rear license plate covered by a tinted plate. The vehicle sped up when the officer tried to pull it over and turned onto Frye Street, then onto Chestnut Street without stopping at the intersection, followed by Limerock, and then Union Street without stopping.

The officer said he was driving 50 mph and estimated the BMW as going 100 mph. The BMW struck a guardrail on Union Street. When the officer got to Union Street, the vehicle was stopped against a guardrail in the oncoming lane. The impact of striking the guardrails disabled the vehicle, according to the affidavit.

The incident occurred shortly after 11:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17.

Taylor was apprehended and arrested and taken to the Knox County Jail in Rockland. Officers drew their service weapons when they approached Taylor who surrendered without further incident. Taylor and a dog in the car were not injured.

An AR-15-style paintball gun, loaded with glass marbles, was found in the vehicle. The officer noted in the affidavit this was a dangerous weapon which he was prohibited from possessing.

The affidavit stated Taylor claimed Homeland Security was at fault, he knew he was wrong, but that was a drone following him.