CORINTH, Maine — A Charleston man without a valid driver’s license was arrested last week after what appeared to be an attempt to give a Penoscot County sheriff’s deputy the slip at the Family Dollar store in Corinth.

Bryan Jazowksi, 31, first came to the attention of Penobscot County sheriff’s Deputy Steve Saucier shortly before 1 p.m. Feb. 20, when the county patrolman spotted an expired registration sticker on a license plate of the vehicle Jazowski apparently parked there.

When Saucier asked county dispatchers to look up the license plate number, it came back as belonging to another vehicle Jazowski owned. Both plates on the vehicle had expired registration stickers belonging to other Jazowski vehicles.

Saucier said Jazowski returned to the vehicle and began to leave the parking lot, but when he saw the officer, he “threw it into reverse,” got back out of the vehicle and returned to the front of the store, where he and a friend stood outside for some time.

In the meantime, Saucier said he moved his cruiser just up the street, where he was able to monitor the store’s exit without being seen from the parking lot.

Saucier pulled Jazowski over shortly after he left the lot and arrested him on charges of having false identification on a license plate, a false plate and Class C felony operating after suspension or revocation. The latter charge was elevated to aggravated because of three prior convictions for the same violation.

Jazowski, who was taken to Penobscot County Jail after his arrest, is out on bail, a jail official confirmed.