Troop J Weekly Report (08-03-20 to 08-09-20)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 1

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 1


Trooper Blaine Silk responded to a road rage incident in Cherryfield. Two vehicles were involved in the altercation. As a result of the investigation, Jonathan Sprague (23) of Milbridge was charged with Operating After License Suspension.


A 2006 GMC Envoy operated by John Dinsmore (32) of Machias was travelling south on Rt. 192 in Northfield.  Dinsmore failed to negotiate a left-hand corner, went off the roadway and rolled over.  Dinsmore was ejected from the vehicle and the vehicle landed on top of him.  He was the lone occupant and was not wearing a seat belt.  Speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash.  Trooper Kim Sawyer is the primary investigator and was assisted by Washington Sheriff Office, Machias Police Department, Maine Warden Service and Maine Forest Service.  The crash remains under investigation.


Trooper Dana Austin stopped a motor vehicle for travelling 107 miles per hour in a posted 45 miles per hour zone on Route 1A in Holden. As a result of investigation Asad Satter (29) of Bangor was arrested for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol and Exceeding the Posted Speed Limit by 30 miles per hour or more.