Dixmont habitual offender charged with felony OUI

Posted Feb. 15, 2010, at 11:31 p.m.

A 22-year-old Dixmont man with a less than stellar driving record was arrested early Saturday morning in Bangor on multiple charges, two of them felonies.

As of late Monday, Taylor M. Cummings remained behind bars at Penobscot County Jail, a jail official confirmed.

Cummings was driving a green Cadillac erratically on Hammond Street shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday, when he was spotted by Bangor police Officer Doug Smith, according to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards.

After stopping the vehicle, identifying the driver and administering field sobriety tests, Smith arrested Cummings and took him to jail, Edwards said.

Because of his prior driving history, the Dixmont man was charged with Class C felony operating under the influence, punishable by up to five years in jail and a fine of up to $5,000, and aggravated operating after habitual offender revocation, which Edwards said also is a Class C felony. He said Cummings also was charged with a bail violation, a misdemeanor. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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Bangor police are investigating the theft of a gray 1997 Honda Accord from a residence on Elm Street.

The theft, which occurred at 17 Elm St., was reported about 2 p.m. Monday, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said. The vehicle reportedly was stolen over the weekend, while its owner was visiting his fiancee in Eastport. It last was seen parked at the back of the driveway.

Weber said the owner reported that the vehicle was locked but that one of the windows “could be jimmied.” The owner also said that there might have been a spare key inside the car, which had chickadee plates No. 4522 MU. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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University of Maine campus police summoned a student Sunday night after they were called to Penobscot Hall to check out a report of the odor of marijuana coming from a dormitory room there.

After the occupants of the room were questioned, one of them, 19-year-old Thomas Green, agreed to allow a search, UM spokesman Joe Carr said Monday.

The search, Carr said, turned up drug paraphernalia, which led to a summons for sale and use of drug paraphernalia. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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