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Lincoln Woman Sentenced to 79 Days Served, Supervised Release for High-Speed Flight from Immigration Checkpoint

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine
Shania England took off when asked to pull over for a secondary inspection

BANGOR, Maine:  A Lincoln woman was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Bangor for fleeing and evading a U.S. immigration checkpoint in Sherman and leading U.S. Border Patrol agents on a high-speed pursuit. 

Chief U.S. District Judge Lance E. Walker sentenced Shania England, 25, to the 79 days she had served and three years of supervised release. England pleaded guilty on February 16, 2024.

According to court records, in May 2023, England and a passenger were traveling southbound on I-95, when England drove up to and stopped at a checkpoint being operated by the U.S. Border Patrol in Sherman. When an agent instructed England to pull over to a secondary inspection area, she instead sped away on I-95. England fled from Border Patrol agents at high speed for about eight miles and was apprehended after crashing the vehicle in a ditch.

U.S. Border Patrol investigated the case with assistance from the East Millinocket Police Department.



Alisa Ross, Assistant United States Attorney (207-945-0373)

Updated June 12, 2024