On 07/12/2021, Tr. Darcy and Cpl. Cote responded to multiple reports of vehicles striking debris in the roadway southbound on the turnpike in Kittery. In total there were 5 reportable crashes from the tire debris that came off a tractor trailer. The scene was cleared up in about an hour and no one was injured.
On 07/13/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Rana Al Rammahi (30) of Biddeford on the ME Turnpike northbound in Kennebunk. Her license was found to be Suspended. She was charged with Operating after Suspension and Possession of a Suspended License. Her vehicle was towed away.
On 07/13/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Ruslan Mace (29) of NC on the ME Turnpike northbound in Saco. His license was found to be Suspended. He was charged with Operating after Suspension and his vehicle was towed away.
On 07/13/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Marcus McGraw (35) of Windham on the ME Turnpike northbound in Scarborough. His license was found to be Suspended. He was charged with Operating after Suspension and his vehicle was towed away.
On 07/13/2021, Sgt. Duda clocked a vehicle traveling 110 MPH in a posted 70 MPH speed zone northbound in Scarborough. The operator, Jonathan Lessard (23) of Waterboro was charged with exceeding the speed limit by 30 MPH or more.
On 07/13/2021, Sgt. Duda clocked a vehicle traveling 85 MPH in a posted 50 MPH construction zone northbound in Portland. The operator, Alex Elejalde (57) of Biddeford was charged with exceeding the speed limit by 30 MPH or more.
On 07/15/2021, Sgt. Duda investigated a report of an erratic operator northbound near mile marker 68. The male operator, Stephen Kfoury (32) of Lewiston was arrested for operating under the influence. Kfoury refused a test and was charged with operating under the influence.
On 07/15/2021, Tr. Loder received an erratic driver complaint that was NB from MM 29 on I-95. There were numerous calls on the MV and reports it had side swiped another MV as well as striking guardrails. The MV was a Volvo with a male operator. Tr. Loder set up at MM 42 waiting for the vehicle and saw it strike a construction barrel. The Volvo wouldn’t stop and was traveling at low speeds, around 25 MPH. Tr. Loder utilized a PIT maneuver but the operator attempted to drive off again. Another PIT was used and the Volvo was stopped. It was determined that the operator was having a diabetic emergency. Rescue responded and transported him to MMC. Sgt. Burton and Tr. MacKinnon assisted in the incident.
On 07/16/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Andrew Chute (39) of Ocean Park on the ME Turnpike northbound in Falmouth. Both his license and registration were found to be Suspended. He was charged with Operating after Supension. His vehicle was towed away.
On 07/16/2021, Tr. Bourdelais and his FTO Cpl. Physic pulled over a vehicle for speeding. Tr. Bourdelais learned the driver was suspended and summonsed the driver for OAS.
On 07/16/2021, Cpl. Cote investigated a tractor trailer crash at mile 37 southbound in Saco. The unit jacknifed during a rainstorm upon slowing in traffic. One lane of traffic was closed for approximately an hour while a tow company righted the unit so it could be driven away.
On 07/17/2021, Sgt. Wilkinson stopped a vehicle for erratic operation southbound in Scarborough on the Turnpike. After further investigation the operator was put through field sobriety tests and subsequently arrested for OUI. The operator was over the legal limit.
On 07/17/2021, at approximately 2315, hours the Augusta RCC received several complaints of a silver pickup truck operating very erratically on the Maine Turnpike in York. Specialist Seth Allen located the vehicle in the area of MM 7 in York. Spc. Allen attempted to stop the vehicle for the poor operation; however, it exited in York. Spc. Allen pursued the vehicle north on Rt 1 until it was spiked by Wells/Ogunquit PDs at the Ogunquit town line. The chase lasted approximately 7 minutes. Michael Brazil (33) was arrested and charged with OUI-Refusal, Eluding, Passing a Roadblock, Reckless Conduct, and Criminal Speed. York PD also assisted with the chase.
On 07/18/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Calixte Fleury (37) of Malden, MA on the ME Turnpike southbound in Saco. His license was found to be Suspended. He was summonsed for Operating after Suspension and his vehicle was towed away.
On 07/18/2021, Cpl. Cropper stopped a vehicle northbound in Kennebunk for speeding. The operator, Christopher S. Boucher Jr. (26) of Biddeford was suspended and on conditions of release. Boucher was summonsed for speed, OAS, and VCR.
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