Presque Isle man accused of kidnapping after high speed chase

LINCOLN, Maine (WABI) – A Presque Isle man was arrested early Wednesday morning after a high-speed chase through Penobscot and Aroostook counties.

34-year-old Brandin Bouchard is charged with kidnapping, evading an officer, driving with a revoked license, three drug counts, among others.

East Millinocket police say Bouchard escaped after a regular traffic stop on the Interstate at Medway.

They say he hit speeds of over 100 miles per hour along the 58-mile chase and escaped tire strips.

The officers observed two people waving their arms out of the car windows.

10 miles after the chase, two occupants jumped out of the car on the interstate and said they were being held against their will.

Police say Bouchard eventually crashed into a ditch outside a Lincoln residence and fled on foot before being captured.

The agents say they found methamphetamines, cocaine and other drugs on him.

Another occupant, Connor’s 35-year-old Marianne Paul, was also sued for illegal drug possession.