BREWER, Maine — A Bangor man took off at a high rate of speed and rolled his car late Tuesday night after a police officer activated his lights, Brewer police Capt. Jason Moffitt said Wednesday.
“He just took off and lost control of the vehicle,” the police captain said.
Officer Rodney Gerald noticed a 2002 Buick Regal parked in the driveway of an unoccupied house at around 11:35 p.m. and after he drove by, Terrence Pinkham, 26, pulled out quickly and sped off, Moffitt said.
Gerald, who was in the area looking for a man involved in a domestic assault, turned on South Main Street and tried to catch up with Pinkham, activating his cruiser’s lights as he did.
Pinkham took off, heading south “at a high rate of speed and rolled over near Cove Street,” Moffitt said.
Pinkham was removed from the vehicle and complained of pain so he was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. He was charged with failing to stop for a police officer, operating after suspension, operating under the influence, and the sale and use of drug paraphernalia.
Correction: An earlier version of this story had the wrong last name of the driver. His name is Terrence Pinkham, not Terrence Tinkham.