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Police pursuit of Holden at MDI ended in 2 arrests

Two people are facing multiple charges after a failed traffic stop in Holden led to a police chase that spanned more than 40 miles.

Holden Police Chief Chris Greeley identified the couple involved in the chase as Brandy Mylen, 37, of Bucksport, and Christopher Veysey, 32, of Northport. It was around 9:40 a.m. Tuesday night when a Holden police officer attempted to stop a Ford F150 pickup truck which allegedly had several faults, including a noisy muffler. The driver refused to stop and fled with the police in pursuit.

According to Greeley, the two people in the van almost immediately began throwing random objects out of the vehicle. Chief Greeley says some of the items recovered included a liquor bottle, a metal baseball bat, a Leatherman knife, spray cans and other things. Greeley says it looked like they might be trying to hit the cruiser with the bat.

Officer Stephen Day appealed to the Ellsworth Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office for assistance as the chase continued in multiple communities. The pickup was eventually arrested at the Seawall after the Southwest Harbor Police Department deployed spike mats.

Mylen and Veysey were taken to Hancock County Jail and held there overnight. The two will face multiple charges that are still being determined, as this incident involved multiple different agencies.

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