Dixmont man racks up charges after brief police pursuit
Searsport — A Dixmont man acquired eight charges Wednesday morning, Nov. 28, according to police, after he refused to stop for a police officer.
Clifford Dupray Jr., 27, led the officer on a brief chase through downtown Searsport before pulling over on Route 1. He was arrested following the incident, said Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye, and he faces charges of speeding (45 mph in a 25 mph zone), failure to provide proof of insurance, refusing to stop for a police officer, driving to endanger, attaching false plates, possession of a usable amount of marijuana, sale and use of drug paraphernalia and violating conditions of release.
LaHaye said Dupray initially caught the attention of Searsport Officer Dennis Remillard as he met the officer while traveling along Mt. Ephraim Road just after 11 a.m. LaHaye said Remillard intended to pull Dupray over for speeding, so he turned his cruiser around and attempted to execute the traffic stop.
"The vehicle took off, went through the intersection of the Mt. Ephraim Road and East Main Street, and he ended up being stopped in the vicinity of the Sears Island Road," said LaHaye. "He was arrested on the spot."
LaHaye said Waldo County Sheriff's Office Deputy Darrin Moody assisted with the traffic stop.
No one was hurt in the incident.