Mentally Unstable Bangor Man Leads Police on Wrong-Way Chase
A 32-year-old Bangor man could face charges after police say he led them on a dangerous chase through Ellsworth Thursday morning.
The man, whose name has not been released, was taken to Northern Light Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth for a medical and psychological evaluation after the chase, during which he allegedly sped through multiple red lights and drove into oncoming traffic on High Street. The chase reached speeds of 75 miles per hour, according to a news release from the Hancock County Sherriff's Office.
Police used a road block to stop the man's white Toyota Tacoma at intersection of Oak Street and Church Street. At that time, officers were able to determine the man was mentally unstable.
Following the completion of medical treatment, police say the this case will be evaluated for criminal charges.
We'll update this story if more information is released.