Police: man leads officers on high-speed chase with wife, infant in the vehicle
A Liberty man is facing a slew of charges after leading police on a high speed chase into Searsport with his wife and infant child in the vehicle.
Belfast Police Chief Mike McFadden said Officer Mike Rolerson responded to 84 Patterson Hill Road at 2:40 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, after police received a disturbance call. As Rolerson arrived at the residence, he observed an SUV matching the description given to police of the party involved in the disturbance.
As Rolerson turned his cruiser around to pull the SUV over, the vehicle accelerated and turned left onto Route 141, McFadden said.
Rolerson pursued the SUV on Route 141 with his lights and siren on when the SUV struck another vehicle attempting to turn into a driveway near Holmes Greenhouse. The SUV did not stop after striking the vehicle and eventually turned onto Back Searsport Road, McFadden said.
McFadden said the SUV then turned into the woods before the driver, Michael B. Libby, 29, of Liberty, got out of the vehicle and ran off. When Rolerson got to the vehicle, he found Libby's 29-year-old wife and infant child in the SUV, McFadden said.
Rolerson then requested help from the Searsport Police Department and Waldo County Sheriff's Office to track down Libby. After officers found Libby, he was uncooperative as officers took him into custody.
Libby was charged with refusing to submit to arrest or detention, eluding, criminal mischief, aggravated driving to endanger, criminal speed, endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated operating after revocation and aggravated operating under the influence.
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