Orrington Man Allegedly Steals Second Car In A Week
An Orrington man is in serious condition after crashing a stolen car in York on Friday, the second car theft in a week that he's connected to.
Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says State Police were called to a report of a car that was traveling over 100 mph on the Maine Turnpike in York. Troopers caught up to the vehicle just south of the York toll plaza. The vehicle had struck an SUV and guardrails and finally crashed while running from police.
Troopers say the vehicle was stolen from the Bangor area and the driver, 30-year-old Joseph Lawrence, was taken to a Portsmouth hospital with head injuries. At last report, he was listed in serious condition. The SUV overturned and the driver, Daniel Belanger of Skowhegan, had minor injuries. Lawrence will face a number of charges once he's released from the hospital.
Lawrence is the same man who allegedly stole a car in Brewer on Saturday, March 23rd and drove it into Orrington. When police tried to arrest him, he fled on foot, eventually jumping into the Sedgeunkadunk Stream. He was hospitalized after that incident for hypothermia. After that incident, police said he was from Orrington, but State Police listed him as a transient from the Bangor area.