Two 14-Year-Olds Arrested After Low-Speed Bucket Loader Chase on Maine Turnpike

Oh, Maine.

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Two 14-year-old boys were arrested in Maine, after a bucket loader was taken on a joy ride of destruction down the Maine Turnpike.

The Androscoggin Sheriff’s Department requested help from Lewiston police around 4:50 a.m. Monday, after the bucket loader damaged mail boxes and fire hydrants in Sabbatus. Lewiston police pursued the rogue bucket loader after began traveling southbound on turnpike, traveling at speeds between 8 and 30 miles per hour, reports the Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal.

Police say the bucket loader hit one cruiser, then hit a northbound vehicle after crossing over the median at the New Gloucester toll plaza.

A Lewiston police officer fired three shots at the bucket loader’s tires before it came to a stop, and two 14-year-old boys were later arrested.

Because the officer fired a weapon, the Maine Attorney General’s office will be investigating the incident, joining Maine State Police, Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department, and Lewiston police.