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Suspect in custody following police chase in Orrington

Officials say the driver failed to stop, then turned into the PERC plant where he took off on foot through the facility.
Published: Dec. 23, 2021 at 2:11 PM EST
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ORRINGTON, Maine (WABI) - A Massachusetts man is in custody after police say he led them on a chase Thursday morning in Orrington.

Authorities say 22-year-old Dillion Cassidy is charged with eluding an officer and operating under the influence of drugs, among other charges.

The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office tells us a call came in around 10:50 Thursday morning for a car that appeared to be driven by someone under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Police say Cassidy failed to stop and turned into the PERC plant where he took off on foot through the facility.

Deputies were able to stop him and place him under arrest.

“A foot pursuit through a facility such as the PERC plant down here in Orrington put the workers here in danger as well as the deputy and suspect that was running,” said Sgt. William Sheehan with the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

The Brewer Police Department and Maine State Police assisted with the incident.

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