State rep charged with OUI in Maine

Posted Aug. 10, 2010, at 2:17 p.m.
Sean Flaherty, 25, a state legislator from Scarborough, charged with drunken driving after a crash in Freeport, where his car rolled over on I-295 early Sunday, August 8, 2010. (Photo courtesy of Cumberland County Sheriff's Office)
Sean Flaherty, 25, a state legislator from Scarborough, charged with drunken driving after a crash in Freeport, where his car rolled over on I-295 early Sunday, August 8, 2010. (Photo courtesy of Cumberland County Sheriff's Office)

FREEPORT, Maine — A state lawmaker from Maine has been charged with drunken driving following a crash in which his car rolled over on I-295 in Freeport.

State police say 25-year-old Sean Flaherty was arrested and charged with operating under the influence early Sunday. The Democrat is serving in his first term in the Maine House of Representatives and is a member of the Utilities and Energy Committee.

WGME-TV says Flaherty, who represents Scarborough in the Maine House, initially refused to submit to a blood test but later consented.

Flaherty said he’d be issuing a statement on Tuesday.

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