STEUBEN, Maine — Maine State Police are seeking a Stonington man who managed to elude them in a wooded area.
Joey Ouellette, age 32 or 33, is wanted on multiple charges, said Lt. Roderick Charette.
Ouellette was operating a motorcycle Monday and was clocked by a state trooper at 127 mph on U.S. Route 1 in Hancock about 7 p.m., according to Charette. The trooper pursued him.
Ouellette turned onto Unionville Road and tried to drive behind a house, said Charette. The officer caught up and attempted to place him under arrest, but an altercation ensued, and Ouellette managed to break away and run into the woods, according to Charette.
“We’re looking at arresting him for multiple charges,” said Charette. “Up to this point he’s managed to evade us.” Besides speeding, Ouellette faces charges of driving on a suspended license, resisting arrest and possibly other charges, he said.
Authorities hunted the woods off Unionville Road on Tuesday using an airplane, tracking dogs, state troopers and wardens. Those efforts have been halted, Charette said.
Authorities are responding to reports of possible sightings of Ouellette and also looking for him in Stonington and elsewhere, said Charette.
Ouellette is not armed and is not considered a danger to the public. He was described as about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, 200 pounds, with dark, short hair and dressed in jeans and a white T-shirt.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Maine State Police at 866-2121.