A Bangor man is facing multiple charges after stealing a vehicle and leading several agencies on a chase.
Just after noon today (Oct. 15), Maine State Police arrested Paul Johnston, 28, of Bangor, charging him with eluding an officer, violation of conditional release, criminal speed, OAS, and Driving to Endanger that ended in Carmel.
Earlier in the day, Bangor Police Department took a report of a stolen 2015 GMC Sierra and attempted to stop it on Broadway. Johnston fled Bangor officers, eventually getting onto Interstate 95 in Bangor before getting off onto Coldbrook Road in Hermon.
Maine State Troopers located the stolen vehicle and pursued through Hermon on Route 2 before Penobscot County Sheriff’s deputies successfully spiked the stolen vehicle’s tires in Carmel. Troopers were able to block the truck in, slowing it to a stop before arresting Johnston, the lone occupant.
If you have any information on this case, contact State Police Troop E at 207-973-3700 x9.