ANSON, Maine — A Somerset County man who is familiar to county law enforcement was arrested Saturday night after allegedly assaulting a sheriff’s deputy, Chief Deputy James Ross said.

Dennis Nile, 69, of Anson is facing charges of assault on a police officer, operating under the influence and violating his probation, according to Ross.

The series of events began around 10:30 p.m. Saturday when Nile was pulled over on Route 201 as deputies were patrolling the area looking for drunken drivers, according to Ross.

The chief deputy added the deputy whom Nile allegedly assaulted had another motorist pulled over when Nile’s vehicle approached at a slow rate of speed and nearly struck the deputy’s patrol vehicle, which had its lights flashing.

After Nile was stopped, he refused to cooperate and shoved the deputy out of the way as he exited his vehicle, but was quickly apprehended, Ross said.

Nile was brought to the Somerset County Jail following his arrest.

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