PITTSFIELD — Police arrested a father and son after an incident on Interstate 95 that injured two police officers.
According to a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety, police received a call about a vehicle operating erratically in Pittsfield.
State police located the vehicle and when they spoke to the two people in the vehicle, they determined the driver was impaired.
While they continued their investigation, the driver sped away, leading police on a high-speed chase.
During the chase, 46-year-old Joseph Chambers of Palmyra, who was driving, attempted to ram the police cruiser.
At one point, 26-year-old Devin Chambers of Augusta, the passenger, got out but attempted to reenter the vehicle by breaking out the driver’s side window.
That’s when the elder Chambers tried to back into the two police cruisers.
According to the spokesperson, after police disabled the truck, officers attempted to arrest Joseph Chambers, that’s when Devin Chambers attacked a trooper and a Pittsfield police officer.
Both father and son were arrested and taken to Somerset County Jail.
Joseph Chambers has been charged with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, operating under the influence, eluding an officer, and refusing to submit to arrest.
Devin Chambers has been charged with two counts of assault on a police officer, and violation of probation.
The two injured officers received medical attention for minor injuries and were released from the hospital.