Man arrested after police chase, attempted kidnapping in Waterville

Brian Charette, 43, is charged with two counts of kidnapping, eluding an officer, among...
Brian Charette, 43, is charged with two counts of kidnapping, eluding an officer, among additional charges.(WABI)
Published: Jan. 22, 2023 at 3:43 AM EST
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WATERVILLE, Maine (WABI) - A man out on bail on multiple charges, including domestic violence assault, is back in custody after police say he tried to kidnap a woman.

Brian Charette, 43, is charged with two counts of kidnapping, eluding an officer, among other charges.

Waterville police say they attempted to stop Charette around 11:30 p.m. Friday on Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville, after an officer was flagged down by a woman in the car frantically waving her hands in what appeared to be a gesture for help.

Charette sped off creating a pursuit with police on Interstate 95, following him into Fairfield and then Oakland.

Police put down spike matts, but Charette continued to drive on the tires until turning onto a side road in Oakland and running from police.

With the help of a police K9, Charette was taken into custody.

Interim Chief Bonney praised the professionalism of the officers involved in this chase as well as the coordination between the Waterville Police Department, Oakland Police Department and the Maine State Police who arrived to assist.