BANGOR, Maine — Officer Wade Haefele saw a car run a stop sign then speed down Hammond Street last week. When he turned on his cruiser’s lights to stop it, the driver unsuccessfully tried to evade capture, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said on Tuesday.
“The car did not pull over,” the sergeant said.
Jeremy Elliott, 32, of Orrington, was travelling at about 70 mph, Haefele estimated, when he turned onto Allen Street at about 1 a.m. on Feb. 28 and “slid into a parking lot” during the maneuver because of his speed, Edwards said.
Several officers were called to assist Haefele, who ended up charging Elliott with five crimes.
“It [took two officers] to get him out of the car,” Edwards said of the scuffle that ensued between Elliot and police. “He was not cooperative and he refused to submit [to arrest].”
Elliott also refused an Intoxilyzer test when officers got him to the police station. Officers found prescription pills Vicodin, Percocet and Ritalin on him when he was searched and charged Elliott with two counts of possession of scheduled drugs, operating with a suspended license, refusing to submit and felony operating under the influence of intoxicants.
The OUI charge was elevated due to two prior convictions, Edwards said.