Man charged in high-speed chase

Posted March 15, 2009, at 10:50 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2011, at 11 a.m.

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

The incident began after Presque Isle police Officer Larry Fickett 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, Fickett said.

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 onto Riverside Drive, however, he 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 Sunday.

jlbdn@ainop.com

538-6567

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