Guilty plea for official’s OUI charge

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff
Posted Sept. 24, 2010, at 9 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Glenburn town councilor pleaded guilty Thursday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to drunken driving.

Kevin Paschal, 48, is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 8, according the court clerk’s office.

Paschal was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants around midnight Aug. 11. He was released on bail at 5:20 a.m., a Penobscot County Jail official said last month.

Paschal’s blood-alcohol level was 0.20 percent, two and a half times the legal limit of 0.08 percent, according to the Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office.

Paschal has no previous convictions.

As a first-time offender with a blood-alcohol level of more than 0.15 percent, Paschal faces a mandatory 48-hour jail sentence, a mandatory minimum fine of $500 and a 90-day license suspension.

He will qualify for an alternative sentencing program run by Penobscot County, according to R. Christopher Almy, the county’s district attorney. It allows people convicted of drunken driving for the first time to serve their sentences over a weekend while working on community service projects such as painting a school or shutting down a camp for the winter.

Paschal earned a second three-year term on thePaschal earned a second three-year term on the Glenburn Town Council in June.

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