A citizen called 911 reporting a possible intoxicated driver driving a truck on Route 100 in Gray on Thursday at about 9:30 p.m.

According to Capt. Don Goulet, a responding deputy, driving southbound, passed the oncoming truck in the area of Cole Farms Restaurant. The truck nearly struck the cruiser in the opposite lane, head on, Goulet said.

The deputy then turned on the truck and attempted to stop it. The truck failed to stop and passed several vehicles in an attempt to get away. The truck’s operation was extremely erratic as it turned left onto Legrow Road, Goulet said. The truck continued to the end of Legrow Road where it came to a stop and the operator was arrested.

The operator was identified as Zachary Griffin, 26, of Gray. He was the lone occupant of the truck. An unloaded handgun and loose ammunition was located behind the center console.

Griffin is charged with operating under the influence (refused a chemical test), refusing to stop for a police officer, refusing to submit to an arrest or detention, driving to endanger, reckless conduct and carrying a concealed weapon.

Zachary Griffin


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