BANGOR (WGME) -- A Maine man is facing drug charges after reportedly leading police on a low-speed chase on a moped in Bangor.
Police say they tried to stop a man, later identified as 37-year-old Steven Bell of Bangor, operating a moped near Third Street on Sunday around 11:30 p.m. but he refused to stop and took off.
The officer did not pursue the moped.
A short time later, police say another officer found Bell on Buck Street. Again, police say Bell took off on his moped, but this time the officer chased him.
The officer chased Bell at speeds up to 35 mph, eventually catching him while on foot as Bell tried to drive across a baseball field near Vine Street School and the moped got bogged down in the soft ground, according to police.
Police say Bell had a “substantial amount” of heroin and fentanyl on him as well as a large amount of cash. Bell also had five active warrants for his arrest.
Police charged Bell with unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, refusal to submit to arrest of detention, and failure to stop.
He was taken to the Penobscot County Jail.