Baileyville Councilor Call charged with second OUI

Posted March 10, 2009, at 8:29 p.m.

BAILEYVILLE, Maine — A town councilor who is seeking re-election has been charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants.

Timothy “Timmy” Call, 40, was arrested Saturday, Feb. 28, on Route 1 by the Maine State Police. He was taken to the Baileyville Police Department. where an Intoxilyzer test was administered, according to the state police weekly report. It was not clear Tuesday what his blood alcohol level might have been.

From the Baileyville Police Department, Call was taken to the Washington County Jail in Machias. He arrived at the jail around 1:20 a.m. March 1 and was released around noon on $500 unsecured bail.

Call may not use or possess alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs and must submit to search by police as part of his bail conditions. He is scheduled for arraignment at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, in Calais District Court.

This is not the first time Call has been charged with OUI while a member of the Town Council.

In August 2005, police arrested Call in Alexander and charged him with drunken driving. In November of that year, he entered a guilty plea and his license was suspended for 90 days. Call also was ordered to participate in alcohol and other drug education, evaluation and treatment programs for multiple offenders administrated by the Office of Substance Abuse, court documents on file at the Calais District Court said. He was ordered to pay a $500 fine.

Call, who first was appointed to the Town Council in 2004, said after the council meeting Monday night that he did not want to comment on his most recent arrest.

Call is seeking one of the two open three-year seats on the Town Council on Monday, March 23.

Other candidates include incumbent Dottie Johnson, former Town Councilor Richard Gayton, and newcomers Patricia Richards, Jason Fowler and Dennis Burrill. Only two people are running for the three-year seat on the school committee: incumbent Lawrence Gillis and former Town Manager Scott Harriman.

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