More Details on Road Rage Incident, Presque Isle, Maine
Presque Isle Police said they received a call from the Caribou Police Department Thursday, June 4 around 5:45 p.m. reporting that a Caribou resident said someone had shot what was believed to be fireworks at his vehicle while traveling north on Route 1 in Presque Isle.
Upon further investigation by the Caribou PD, it was determined that what the victim believed to be fireworks was gunshots. A bullet hole was found in the rear license plate of the vehicle. A second caller, a resident on Route 1 in Presque Isle, said they heard seven rapid gunshots at about the same time.
Sgt. Lucas Hafford and Detective Kris Beck form PIPD interviewed the victim at the Caribou Police Department and processed the vehicle for evidence. A bullet was found lodged in the backseat. Police said the interview showed a road rage incident and not at a targeted individual.
Officials said the incident started north of the Aroostook River Bridge as both vehicles traveled from Presque Isle towards Caribou on Route 1. Just before the Presque Isle/Caribou town line, the offending vehicle turned around. At least two subjects were in the vehicle that fired the gunshots, said police.
Presque Isle PD officers have spoken to other residents in the area where the shooting is believed to have taken place.
Three individuals have come forward that were traveling behind the two vehicles from Presque Isle to Caribou on June 4th and have provided more details about the road rage incident.
A fourth person is a resident that was able to provide a video clip from a home surveillance system that showed the victim and suspect vehicles driving past the residence.
The Presque Isle Police Department is looking for a late model vehicle, possibly a Toyota or Honda, 4 door, dark blue in color, dark tinted windows and bright blue HID headlights.
The driver is described as being in his 40’s or 50’s with white or light blond hair. The passenger is described as being in his 20’s and having a dark tan complexion and brown hair.
Anyone with information about the vehicle or either occupant is asked to call the Presque Isle Police Department at (207) 764-4476 or Aroostook County Crime Stoppers at (800) 638-8477.