Maine man arrested after stripping, taking mother’s car, and leading police on a chase

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Maine man arrested after stripping, taking mother’s car, and leading police on a chase

Police say officers also had to administer naloxone after the chase ended at a church

Skowhegan police arrested a man Sunday after a chase that ended at a church.Skowhegan Police Chief David Bucknam said officers were told that Thomas Bouchard, 37, stripped before he took his mother’s car.Officers tried to stop Bouchard on Route 2, but he refused to pull over. The chase eventually ended at the Life Church in Norridgewock, where Bouchard jumped out of the car while it was still moving. He was arrested after running inside the church. Police did have to administer naloxone, though it was not clear what Bouchard may have taken.Bouchard faced several charges, including unauthorized use of property, operating after suspension, operating under the influence, driving to endanger, failure to stop for a police officer and resisting arrest.

Skowhegan police arrested a man Sunday after a chase that ended at a church.

Skowhegan Police Chief David Bucknam said officers were told that Thomas Bouchard, 37, stripped before he took his mother’s car.

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Officers tried to stop Bouchard on Route 2, but he refused to pull over. The chase eventually ended at the Life Church in Norridgewock, where Bouchard jumped out of the car while it was still moving.

He was arrested after running inside the church. Police did have to administer naloxone, though it was not clear what Bouchard may have taken.

Bouchard faced several charges, including unauthorized use of property, operating after suspension, operating under the influence, driving to endanger, failure to stop for a police officer and resisting arrest.