A Waldo County Grand Jury indicted a Liberty man on charges stemming from an incident last month in which he allegedly led police on a high-speed chase while intoxicated, all while his wife and infant child were inside the vehicle.

This week, Michael Libby, 30, Liberty, was indicted on charges of aggravated operating after habitual offender revocation, eluding an officer, driving to endanger, leaving the scene of an accident involving an attended vehicle, failure to stop for an officer, endangering the welfare of a child, refusing to submit to arrest and aggravated criminal operating under the influence.

According to previously published reports, Belfast Officer Mike Rolerson responded to 84 Patterson Hill Road Sunday afternoon, 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, according to archives. 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.

The SUV then turned into the woods before the driver, who was later identified as Libby, 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 vehicle.

Rolerson then requested help from the Searsport Police Department and Waldo County Sheriff's Office to track down Libby. After officers found Libby, according to previously published reports, he was uncooperative as officers took him into custody.