Man accused of pulling knife on off-duty cop after hitting car

Posted Feb. 08, 2011, at 10:12 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 08, 2011, at 11:42 a.m.

MANCHESTER, Maine — A 47-year-old Maine man is facing numerous charges after he pulled a knife on an off-duty Maine State Police trooper whose car he just hit while driving in the wrong lane.

Police say Jerry Larravee was taken into custody Monday after being wrestled to the ground by off-duty trooper Jon Leach

Police say Leach’s vehicle was hit by Larravee who was traveling north in the southbound lane

Leach followed the other vehicle and then, after identifying himself as a trooper, confronted Larravee, who pulled a knife. Police say Leach disarmed Larravee before he was able to unfold the blade.

Leach was treated for minor injuries.

The Kennebec Journal says Larravee was being held at the Kennebec County jail.

CORRECTION:

The headline on an earlier version of this story erroneously stated the man is accused of pulling a gun on the police officer. The man is accused of pulling a knife.

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