Maine State Trooper recovering from surgery on his leg after being hit by fleeing driver

Published: Jun. 14, 2020 at 9:58 PM EDT
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State Police say the trooper who was struck by a car during a high speed chase in central Maine remains in the hospital after having surgery on a broken leg.

Trooper Mickael Nunez was setting up spike strips on Sunday when he was hit.

53-year-old Robert Belmain of Caribou was driving the car that ran into him.

Authorities say Belmain led police on a chase that started in Waterville and ended on Route 3 in China.

Belmain has head injuries and has a string of charges pending against him.

He also remains hospitalized.

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Posted by Maine State Police - Headquarters on Sunday, June 14, 2020