Man taken into custody following high-speed pursuit

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies took a Bangor man into custody after he refused to stop his vehicle, which was operating erratically on Route 3 in Trenton the morning of Jan. 21, Deputy Marcus Downes reported.

“The vehicle refused to stop, traveling into Ellsworth and driving head-on into traffic in a one-way section of High Street before accelerating north of 75 miles per hour further down High Street,” Downes said.

The pursuit continued down High Street as the vehicle, a white Toyota Tacoma, passed through multiple red lights, said Downes.

Finally, the truck stopped at the intersection of Oak Street and Church Street because an Ellsworth Police cruiser blocked the road.

“At this time, I exited my cruiser, approached the vehicle and removed the operator from the vehicle,” Downes said. “I was able to determine the operator was mentally unstable.”

The man was taken to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital for a medical and psychological evaluation, the deputy said. “Following the completion of medical treatment, this case will be evaluated for criminal charges.”

Chief Deputy Patrick Kane and Deputy Brian Archer assisted along with Ellsworth Police and Dave’s Towing.


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