Man jailed after high-speed chase in Presque Isle

Posted March 15, 2009, at 11:40 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2011, at 11 a.m.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A 20-year-old man is facing 10 charges, including operating while under the influence, after being chased by police on Saturday morning.

The incident began after Officer Larry Fickett of the Presque Isle Police Department tried to stop a vehicle in the city. The vehicle, which was driven by Dylan Tompkins, hometown unavailable, allegedly refused to stop for Fickett and took off at a high rate of speed.

Tompkins reportedly was driving with a suspended license, according to Fickett.

Fickett followed the vehicle, which police allege had been stolen, through several streets before it turned onto Main Street.

When Tompkins took a right turn on to Riverside Drive, however, the 20-year-old lost control of the vehicle and hit a snowbank. Fickett then was able to apprehend Tompkins.

Tompkins was taken to The Aroostook Medical Center for treatment before being taken to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.

Tompkins has been summoned on charges of refusing to stop for an officer, OUI, theft by unauthorized use of property, operating after suspension, violation of conditions of release, driving to endanger, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, and minor in possession of liquor. He received tickets for imprudent speed and failure to stop for a stop sign.

He remained at the Houlton jail on Sunday.

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