Incident Date: 01-22-2020
Incident Time: 10:54 PM
Incident Location: 1340 Roosevelt Trail Raymond (Big Apple Store).
Release Date: 01-23-2020
Release Time: 06:40 AM
On Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 2254 hrs., Deputies from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint of a suspicious pick-up truck at 1340 Roosevelt Trail in Raymond, the Big Apple store.
Deputies arrived, began speaking to the occupant of the truck, and noted signs of impairment. During this interaction, the male, later identified as Zachary Mercier, age 31 sped away from the store.
Mercier led the deputies on a pursuit that went onto Main Street to Route 121 into Otisfield. As the pursuit continued on to Bolsters Mills Road in Otisfield a Maine State Police Trooper set up spike mats. Mercier’s vehicle went over the spike mats puncturing three of the four tires. Mercier continued at a high rate of speed and could not make the 90° turn on to either bolsters Mills Road towards Harrison or Bill Hill Road. The vehicle drove through the front of the Otisfield General Store and came to final rest in the middle of the store.
Mercier was not cooperative and had to be taken into custody after he was tased. Mercier was taken by United Ambulance to Steven’s Memorial Hospital in Norway for minor injuries resulting from the crash and possible drug related issues.
Mercier will be charged with; Failure to submit to arrest, Criminal speed, Eluding a Police Officer, Operating after suspension, Violation of condition of release, as well as two outstanding warrants.
For More Information:
Captain Scott Stewart
Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office