Maine State Police arrested a motorcyclist after he fled from a traffic stop in Dayton Wednesday night, eluded police and then crashed in a nearby town.

A trooper attempted to stop a man riding a black Yamaha motorcycle on Route 35 in Dayton about 9 p.m. when the rider took off on the bike at a high rate of speed, and the trooper lost sight of him.

A short time later, a resident on Route 35 called 911 to report an injured man had shown up at the caller’s home to report the crash and was in need of medical attention.

The man had chest and shoulder injuries, as well as road rash. When police arrived, they found Stephen Johnson, 48, of Scarborough, the rider who fled the trooper, and cited him for eluding an officer, a Class C felony. Johnson had stashed his motorcycle in the resident’s garage.

He was transported to Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford for care.

He is due in court Aug 5.


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