NAPLES, Maine — A Naples man is facing multiple charges after leading Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies on a short pursuit on Monday.
Police had attempted to stop Daniel Lajoie, 62, after his truck was spotted accelerating rapidly from the intersection of routes 302 and 114, according to Lt. Kerry Joyce.
Deputy Nicholas Mangino attempted to pull Lajoie over but he proceeded onto Route 35 toward Casco, according to Joyce.
Lajoie eventually pulled over into the Naples shopping center parking lot and fled on foot, Joyce said, but was eventually located crouched behind a wooden pillar.
Lajoie was taken into custody and charged with criminal speeding, refusing to stop for a police officer, refusing to submit to arrest and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, Joyce said.