BANGOR, Maine — A local man is facing multiple charges in connection with a late-night traffic accident Wednesday then fleeing the scene on foot, police said.
The sequence of events that led to the arrest of Anthony Osnoe, 32, started shortly after 11 p.m. when a red Saturn collided with a moving van parked on Ohio Street near Hudson Avenue, according to Bangor police Sgt. Tim Cotton.
An injured passenger was still in the vehicle when police arrived at the scene, but Osnoe had left, Cotton said.
According to witnesses, Osnoe apparently fled toward Fourth Street. Shortly after, a Cedar Street resident called Bangor police when a bleeding man, who matched Osnoe’s description, was at her door, the sergeant explained.
“The woman knew [Osnoe] and said he had been at her apartment earlier that evening, and he had left after drinking alcohol, even as she warned him he should not be driving,” Cotton said.
The woman requested police come to the residence and remove Osnoe, but Osnoe took off on foot when officers arrived, Cotton said.
He was quickly captured and brought to Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment. But once he was at the hospital, he began to act belligerent to hospital staff and police, Cotton said.
“He was warned to stop the behavior and then began to repeatedly call the 911 emergency line to the Bangor Police Department using the hospital phone,” Cotton said.
When Osnoe was warned to stop the behavior, he again refused, the sergeant said.
After he was treated for his injuries, Osnoe was taken to Penobscot County Jail and charged with OUI, operating after suspension, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, sale and use of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct, refusing to submit to arrest, driving to endanger and misuse of the 911 system, the sergeant said.