Saco Man Leads Police on Pursuit After Crashing into MSP Cruiser in Lyman


The Maine State Police Cruiser Rammed by Ricky Coper in Lyman Today.

On Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at approximately 10;15 AM, Cpl., Kyle Wells was traveling southbound on Route 35 in Lyman when he observed a Maine Water company truck operating erratically.  The truck was swerving in its lane and exceeding the speed limit.  Cpl. Wells activated his emergency lights and the utility truck took off at a high rate of speed.  At one point the utility truck stopped completely and then proceeded to take off again toward Route 111.  The pursuit continued westbound on Route 111 in Lyman where the operator came to a complete stop on the side of the road.

As Cpl. Wells was exiting his cruiser to speak to the operator, the vehicle accelerated in reverse and struck the State Police cruiser putting it out of commission.  Cpl. Wells was not injured.  The vehicle took off toward Alfred where it was intercepted by the York County Sheriffs office and a pursuit began.  The truck ended up crashing at the intersection of Kennebunk Road and South Waterboro Road in Lyman.  The truck was found to have been stolen and the operator, 39 year old Ricky Cooper, of Saco was suspended and on four sets of bail conditions according to a press release issued by Shannon Moss, Public Information Officer for the Department of Public Safety.

Cooper was transported to Maine Medical Center for non life-threatening injuries.  Upon his release, Cooper will be arrested for Eluding an Officer and other charges.  The incident remains under investigation.