Caribou Man Gets Out of Hospital,Arrested for Hitting Trooper
A Caribou man who hit a State Trooper during a high speed chase, was arrested this week when he was released from the hospital.
The incident happened earlier this month, when 53-year-old Robert Belmain was reported to be driving erratically with no license plates on I-95, south of Clinton. A different Trooper pulled the sports over, but Belmain took off, leading police on a chase that included speeds over 100 mph, until he crashed his car on route 3 in China. Just before the crash, his vehicle struck Trooper Mikael Nunez, who was setting out spike strips on the roadway. Nunez suffered serious leg injuries and Belmain had head injuries from his accident. Both men were taken to the hospital.
On Thursday, Belmain was released from Central Maine Medical Center and immediately transported to the Kennebec County Jail. He's facing multiple charges, the most serious of which is elevated aggravated assault and reckless conduct.
Trooper Nunez is still in the hospital, recovering from his injuries.