Police Pursuit from Holden to MDI Ended in 2 Arrests
Two people are facing multiple charges after a failed traffic stop in Holden resulted in a police pursuit that spanned more than 40 miles.
Holden Police Chief Chris Greeley identified the pair involved in the chase as Brandy Mylen, 37 of Bucksport, and Christopher Veysey, 32 of Northport. It was approximately 9:40 Tuesday night when a Holden Police Officer tried to pull over a Ford F150 pickup truck that allegedly had several defects, including a loud muffler. The driver refused to stop and took off with the officer in pursuit.
According to Greeley, the two people in the pickup almost immediately began throwing random items out of the vehicle. Chief Greeley says some of the items recovered included a liquor bottle, a metal baseball bat, a Leatherman knife, aerosol cans, and other things. Greeley says it appeared as if they may have been trying to hit the cruiser with the bat.
Officer Stephen Day called for help from the Ellsworth Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff's Office, as the pursuit continued through several communities. The pickup was finally stopped at the Seawall after the Southwest Harbor Police Department deployed spike mats.
Mylen and Veysey were taken to the Hancock County Jail and remained there overnight. Both will face multiple charges that are still being determined, as this incident involved several different agencies.