June 24, 2018
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Bangor police searching for man who fled Union Street traffic stop

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Police are searching for a man who fled a traffic stop on Union Street on Sunday afternoon.

State Police Trooper Michael Johnston said Tuesday the suspect was clocked by Trooper Paul White on Interstate 95 going about 15 mph over the posted speed limit of 55 mph around 6 p.m.

Johnston said the driver was traveling southbound between Broadway and Union Street upon being clocked. The driver exited the highway at Union Street and pulled over at the intersection of 17th Street.

That’s when the driver apparently fled the scene on foot, Johnston said. Bangor police and a state police K-9 unit responded.

The K-9 unit tracked the suspect but he was not found.

“We don’t know if it was because he was picked up at some point,” said Johnston. “It’s hard to say. It was a good track, we just believe he got picked up.”

A passenger in the car, Cheryl Brown, 28, of New Hampshire was summoned for unlawful possession of a Schedule Z drug, as antidepressant pills were found in the vehicle, according to Johnston.

Police continue to search for the driver, Johnston said.

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