PARIS — A Norway man is facing numerous charges following a high-speed pursuit Sunday through Oxford, Norway and Paris.
Dylan Michaud, 27, was charged with operating under the influence, eluding an officer, driving to endanger and failing to stop.
On Sunday, Paris police Officer Caroline Casey spotted Michaud driving the 2004 Buick Rainier erratically and crashing over curbing in front of Applebee’s restaurant. Casey, with lights and siren on, attempted to pull over Michaud, but he took off. The officer located the vehicle in the parking lot of Len’s Auto on Main Street in Norway. Michaud jumped back into the vehicle and sped off again, said Paris Police Chief Michael Dailey.
The Buick continued down Main Street, passing Stephens Memorial Hospital before turning onto Cottage Street, where the vehicle struck several trees.
Officers lost sight of the vehicle, but soon spotted it driving down Deering Street. The vehicle finally pulled into the driveway at Community Gardens on Whitman Street. Michaud attempted to flee on foot, but gave himself up after a brief chase.
During the pursuit, Michaud drove across several residential lawns and through a park. According to reports, Michaud nearly struck a small child, Dailey said.
Due to COVID protocols, the Oxford County Jail did not accept Michaud as an inmate and he was released, Dailey said.