Maine: Police charge man who allegedly struck state trooper during central Maine car chase

A Caribou man who allegedly struck a state trooper with his car during a chase earlier this month was arrested Thursday after being discharged from the hospital.

Robert Belmain, 53, was arrested after he was released from Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. Belmain faces multiple charges, the most serious of which are elevated aggravated assault and reckless conduct, according to Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Elevated aggravated assault is a Class A crime punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

Belmain was allegedly fleeing from police in his car on Sunday, June 14, when he struck trooper Mickael Nunez. The trooper was setting up spike strips to try to deflate Belmain’s tires and stop his vehicle, on Route 3 in China, near the Family Dollar store.

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