Man with child in car gets OUI charge after chase

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff
Posted March 08, 2010, at 8:49 p.m.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A local man was arrested late Saturday evening after leading police on a low-speed chase through the city with his child in the car.

The incident started just after 10 p.m., when Presque Isle police Officer Larry Fickett attempted to stop a motor vehicle for a criminal speed violation on Main Street.

Police said Jerry Monahan, 40, of Presque Isle was behind the wheel of the vehicle with his 12-year-old daughter in the passenger seat.

When he saw the blue lights flashing behind him, Monahan allegedly refused to stop, speeding up as he navigated the car along Main Street. He continued through town with Fickett in pursuit until he got to MicMac Drive, where he pulled over.

Police allege that Monahan did not have a license and was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

He refused to submit to tests that would have determined his blood alcohol content.

Monahan was charged with multiple violations, including aggravated reckless conduct, operating while under the influence of intoxicants, refusing to stop for an officer, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal speeding and two counts of operating without a license.

He was taken to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton. Bail was set at $2,500 or $10,000 surety.

Monahan has a prior criminal history, according to court records, including a 2000 charge of disorderly conduct.

Information regarding whether he had made bail was not available Monday afternoon.

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