BREWER, Maine — When police attempted Tuesday to stop a wanted local man, who was later found to have drugs and a gun, he took off and struck two vehicles before attempting to flee on foot, Police Chief Perry Antone said Wednesday.
Drew Pearson, 23, of Brewer, who was driving with a suspended driver’s license, was behind the wheel of a green Saab on South Main Street when police tried to pull him over at around 5:30 p.m., the police chief said in an email interview.
“During the pursuit, the suspect’s car struck a vehicle traveling on South Main Street when the suspect turned onto Grove Street,” Antone said. “This pursuit ended at the intersection of Parkway South and Grove Streets when the suspect car failed to stop for the stop sign and collided with a vehicle traveling on Parkway South in Brewer.”
After the second crash, which caused a minor injury to the driver of the vehicle hit, Pearson took off on foot and was found by Officer Amy Nickerson and Cpl. Nelson Feero behind a residence off Parkway South, the police chief said.
Cocaine, a handgun and drug trafficking paraphernalia were found in Pearson’s car, police said. He was charged with felony trafficking in scheduled drugs, as well as eluding an officer, driving to endanger, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, operating after suspension and illegal attachment of registration plates, Antone said.
He was taken Tuesday night to the Penobscot County Jail and was scheduled to have his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)