ROCKPORT, Maine — A Jefferson man is behind bars after police say he led them on a chase that reached 100 miles per hour and ended in the suspect crashing his pickup truck.
Allen L. Fogg, 27, was arrested early Thursday morning in Warren by Knox County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Paul Spear.
Fogg was charged with operating after suspension, criminal operating under the influence, driving to endanger, eluding an officer, criminal speeding for exceeding the speed limit by more than 30 mph, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident.
The incident began when police received a report of a man in a white pickup truck leaving the Circle K convenience store in Rockland without paying for a 12-pack of beer. Rockport police Officer Robbie Shaw spotted the truck in Rockport at about 1:30 a.m. on West Street.
The officer turned on his blue lights and siren but the vehicle accelerated, according to an affidavit filed by police in Knox County Unified Court. The officer pursued the vehicle along Route 90, with the truck veering into the oncoming lane completely on more than one occasion, according to Shaw.
After the truck turned onto Route 131 and nearly struck an oncoming vehicle, Shaw contacted a Camden police supervisor who was on duty for advice and was advised the Rockport officer should call off the chase. Shaw turned off his blue lights and siren and slowed down.
The truck continued on and nearly struck another vehicle on a hill. When Fogg tried to turn into a driveway, he lost control of the truck and it went into a ditch and rolled onto its roof, according to the affidavit. He fled the scene but was found nearby at his mother’s house.
Fogg declined medical treatment and refused to take a blood alcohol test. He was arrested and taken to the Knox County Jail in Rockland. He was scheduled to make his initial court appearance Friday afternoon.